What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
My story was published after CC's critters worked on it.
I just had my first short story published after I edited it on the basis of the critiques I received through CC. The critiques ranged from advice on plot and characterisation to detailed copy editing. Critiques are like a light shone on your blind spots. Other writers' fresh insights into your writing are so useful. CC's particular strengths include the high standard of critiques, the ease of giving and receiving them, and the international flavour of the community. I am much more confident about submitting all my stories now, once I've put them through CC's system. Cheers, Fran Macdonald
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 184 stories have been submitted totalling 552,192 words.
During the last 7 days 878 critiques have been submitted totalling 430,084 words.
135 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 70,297 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 137,253 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 691,045 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 29 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 41,473,728 times.
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