What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Critique Circle is home to me
I became a member of Critique Circle about 5 years ago when I needed some free editorial work on my first novel The Vagabond King. Up to that point I had been laboring in isolation, not realizing that there was a community of writers out there at the end of my fingertips.
The people I met were all so supportive and constructive and I made such wonderful friends. I went away for a few years and have recently come back and am as impressed by the site and aall it has to offer as I was before. I can't tell you how grateful I am to the "the little website from Iceland that could". Snorri Snurluson would be proud
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 205 stories have been submitted totalling 557,379 words.
During the last 7 days 1140 critiques have been submitted totalling 601,659 words.
120 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 69,323 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 136,002 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 683,486 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 43 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 40,601,348 times.