What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Critique Circle, the fairly large and popular writing site is constantly increasing in size as it is always attracting new members.
With fellow helpful members, you can feel happy as you can critique someone else's work and maybe even tell them which way to go, and with some luck, you could buy their newly published book a few months later. It has happened before, so it might be you that makes millions due to critique circle, or it could be you that's feeling content because you have helped a stranger become happy.
And if you critique enough, you gain points of which you 'spend' to be able to put your own stories up there! And with a special part of the forums for teenage writers, and helping the teenagers become courageous enough to get their books to the public because they accept that teenagers are often better than experienced writers, but they don't treat them as juveniles!
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 133 stories have been submitted totalling 397,313 words.
During the last 7 days 884 critiques have been submitted totalling 464,597 words.
100 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 67,687 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 133,643 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 670,245 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 27 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 39,270,219 times.
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