What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
When I first found CC, I was overjoyed to find a safe place where I could test the waters with my writing. I had submitted a few pieces to the publishing world previously but quickly realized my skills were not yet polished enough to gain a contract.
Through use of the queues at CC, My work has improved by leaps and bounds. Critiquing other's work not only benefits that author but also the internal editor. My writing now has a sleeker, tighter feel and I now sub my stories out with new-found confidence.
Any questions I have about the technical side of writing or publishing are quickly answered by one of the hundreds of experienced writers in the forums. CC is an must-have resource for any serious writer. Thanks for everything, CC!
Angela Ackerman Calgary, Alberta, Canada Member since 28. Jan 2004
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 189 stories have been submitted totalling 473,445 words.
During the last 7 days 841 critiques have been submitted totalling 447,237 words.
115 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 41,737 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 97,201 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 463,712 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 43 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 23,203,341 times.
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