What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
The Enormous Value of Critiques
The array of talent in the Critique Circle community of writers is astounding. Seasoned writers are patient, tender, and straightforward when they need to be with their guidance, while newbies have an amazing and fresh way of looking at things differently. With every critique, I'm taught how to really read what I write and re-examine the words I use. They have called to my attention that the way we speak in everyday language doesn't always translate well on the pages of fiction. Thanks to all of you who participate and make writing an ever-evolving and rewarding experience.
Donna B. Comeaux Tulsa, OK Member since 28 Feb 2012
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 241 stories have been submitted totalling 616,323 words.
During the last 7 days 1160 critiques have been submitted totalling 605,585 words.
143 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 46,537 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 104,581 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 501,700 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 4 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 25,411,034 times.
Members of the first writing group I attended included a seventy-four year old man who had just started writing. A very nice kind lady tried to introduce all types of writing to the beginners who attended her workshops. We completed various writing exercises in the classroom environment and were given an assignment to complete by the next lesson. [more...]
Response from Sac 30 Mar at 22:24 "Firstly, you are never too old to start writing. Secondly, any writer who is able to convey pass... [read this response]