What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Critique Circle: Nothing Quite Like It!
Want feedback from writers who love to read — all age groups — all around the world? Critique Circle makes it possible! Plus, you get access to one of the best teachers: the experience of critiquing other people's work. Spend a little time or a lot, use the writing tools and discussion threads if you like, or just enjoy looking at the word of the day and the quotes from famous people. CC is easy to use, friendly, and well-organized. I've had three books published now, and helpful suggestions from CCers made them better before they went to press.
Dianne C. Stewart, author: Quimbaya; Longitude: Zero Degrees; Season of the Cold Moon
Dianne Stewart Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Member since 14 Feb 2007
Critique Circle is an online writing workshop for all authors, whether they write literary fiction, genre fiction, articles or short stories. Our purpose is to provide a place for writers to give and receive feedback on their work, and thereby learn from one another. The Critique Circle also includes forums as well as helpful writing tools for manuscript progress, submission tracking, character generation and more.
Workshops can be an invaluable resource to writers as they are a great way to get feedback and suggestions on their manuscripts, as well as providing a social forum for interaction with other writers. Online workshops such as the Critique Circle have the added advantage of being accessible at any time and from any location regardless of geography.
Membership to the Critique Circle is free and we welcome everyone interested in using an online forum to improve their writing skills while helping others improve theirs. Critique Circle is open to all genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, romance, children's novels, horror and suspense.
We've endeavored to make Critique Circle as writer-friendly and secure as possible. People have full control over their submissions, including the ability to either hide them from all other users or delete them at any time. People can also choose to have the stories only visible to those who regularly critique, or those who have critted in the past month. We believe this feature will make people feel more secure about using the critique forum.
Those supporting the Critique Circle also have the option to form their own private critique groups, integrated into the global critique system.
Some statistics on Critique Circle
During the last 7 days 193 stories have been submitted totalling 502,574 words.
During the last 7 days 1377 critiques have been submitted totalling 549,492 words.
108 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 52,027 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 113,243 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 550,400 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 15 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 28,373,381 times.
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