What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Continually amazed by how helpful Critique Circle is!
I have taken many writing classes and workshops, and have to say, Critique Circle has been more useful than any of these. Not only have my individual manuscripts been face-lifted, but the critique process has taught me how to improve my writing and how to critique my own work as well as others'.
CC is loaded with helpful features including forums where members can bounce ideas around, ask for help, or simply get to know one another.
Besides being such a wonderful writing aid, Critique Circle also offers a community of friendly, dedicated writers. Highly recommended!
Bookish Vancouver, Canada Meūlimur sŪūan 12 Aug 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 158 stories have been submitted totalling 471,759 words.
During the last 7 days 922 critiques have been submitted totalling 456,889 words.
141 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 70,264 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 137,192 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 690,856 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 2 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 41,438,694 times.
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