What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
My haven in the maelstrom of online writing communities.
I love to dork around on the internet and I also love to write. Combining these two loves, however, proved to be a painful experience. There were too many worthless websites, claiming to be the best resource for a writer, cluttering up even the most exact search specifications.
I found Critique Circle on someone's list of useful sites and decided to try it out. The site's layout was clean and organized, an excellent first sign, and as far as I could see there were no spelling mistakes. It's depressing how many writing communities can't spell.
I critiqued someone's work and they replied in a friendly manner, actually thanking me for critiquing them. Another confusingly rare custom among the online communities. When I submitted my own story, I recieved a lot of quality suggestions phrased in a helpful way.
Finally, I'd found a place online where I could critique others and be critiqued myself without being annoyed by stupid little things.
Critique Circle is definitely my favorite resource for writing online.
Mellindrax Boston, MA, USA Member since 7 Jun 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 459,855 words.
During the last 7 days 805 critiques have been submitted totalling 426,126 words.
130 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 64,956 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 129,952 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 644,287 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 27 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 37,031,143 times.
It was just over four years ago I began a personal project and successfully brought it to fruition. With every word typed I pondered over what it might mean to others. I questioned how they would connect, or how they might view the project. But I forged forward, and when the last word was written, I knew the real work was about to take place editing. [more...]