What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Why sit in a dark room by yourself when CC's around?
So, I've been on Critique Circle for something like five months, and I have to say it's been great. I've been a writer for a while but, was sick of all of my friends and family just saying my writing's great because it's me. Here, it may look intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of things, it's a lot of fun. I've met a few great writers and have helped them by critiquing their stories and in turn have got to watch them go through the publishing labrynth. There are lots of writers of all ages, and even a lowly country girl of fourteen has found a place. There are tons of tools that let you do cool stuff like make detailed character profiles, which come in handy when you need to know how tall you're main character's niece is supposed to be. The queues are so efficient and make sure that everyone gets some feedback. I have a tendency to go on and on about things, so I'll stop here. But know that CC's helped me find other people who not only like my stories, but like them well enough to help make them better. So I ask you: Why sit in a cold, dark, room tirelessly editing a story, novel, or article when you could be here getting feedback and playing (err, working) around?
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 218 stories have been submitted totalling 599,728 words.
During the last 7 days 1051 critiques have been submitted totalling 553,578 words.
94 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 47,619 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 106,209 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 511,953 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 74 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 25,940,733 times.
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