What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Tell Me What CC Did
I am so grateful to Critique Circle. When I first came to this site my writing was sub-standard. People read my story and made constructive criticisms and suggestions. They asked questions and pointed out weak points in my plot. I learned how to show and not tell my story. Each week progress in my writing occurred. I know there is always room for improvement, but without CC I would not be writing the way I am now. I have also noticed improvement in the writings of many of the authors I follow on CC. Each week our writing gets stronger as we apply what we learn through the critiques.
One added benefit of CC is the points system. As I critique others' works to earn points I learn more about writing. Sometimes it is easier to have distance in editing when you are not emotionally involved in the story. I begin to notice the same things that I've pointed out in other's writings in my story, and correct the mistakes before posting.
Critique Circle has wonderful links to sites like Bookshelf Muse and other writing sites that provide suggestions for improved writing. I have been grateful to the administrators that constantly improve the site and faithfully update the posts. The amount of work that they do to keep this site running smoothly needs to be commended.
Thank you so much for your invaluable site.
Heather Marsten Upstate New York, USA Member since 23 Dec 2010
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 169 stories have been submitted totalling 487,351 words.
During the last 7 days 853 critiques have been submitted totalling 402,465 words.
131 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 61,732 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 126,229 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 620,406 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 64 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 34,484,502 times.