What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
4 Years Later, I'm Still Here
That alone should tell you something.
I've never tried any other writing website. I don't want or need to. Critique Circle is all I will ever need. It is full of kind, funny and helpful people of all ages and skill levels. It's easy to jump in whether you're a new writer/critiquer or a more experienced one. It's safe, and private if you want it to be (no one need know that you're online, you can list a pen name instead of your real name, etc.)
I've improved my writing a lot during the last four years, as I learn by example, and I've received many critiques on my novel that show me what I'm doing wrong and how I can improve. I've learned a lot reading and critiquing others' work, as well, and I have found that the stories here are often much more original than those that hit store shelves.
If you're looking for a good writing group that is inclusive and fun, look no further!
April F. Speights California, USA Member since 5 May 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 169 stories have been submitted totalling 457,482 words.
During the last 7 days 973 critiques have been submitted totalling 481,162 words.
138 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 61,674 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 126,155 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 620,086 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 45 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 34,433,916 times.