What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Dear Critique Circle,
I have been writing for many years and have tried to use critique groups without success. Since joining Critique Circle, with trepidation, I have been thrilled with the whole process. I quickly navigated my way around the site, sent off my first critique and I was hooked. I even found value in writing those first critiques - "Yes I know what works here", "This needs a problem at the beginning." All the rules I knew but did not know that I knew were being used to help others. After reading, rereading and editing my own work a hundred times it is such a relief to be able to send it to other writers who will offer constructive comments on style, grammar, point of view, character and plot. I will not be negative about any one else's work and I know they will not be negative about mine. I admit it now - I am addicted. Thank you Critique Circle - you are a lifesaver!
Mketherton Sydney/NSW/Australia Member since 4 Apr 2005
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 160 stories have been submitted totalling 432,971 words.
During the last 7 days 974 critiques have been submitted totalling 488,147 words.
127 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 62,288 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 126,959 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 625,060 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 71 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 34,984,178 times.