What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Good, Reliable Crits
So many of the so-called "crit" sites turn out to be social circles inhabited by a small clique of characters who don't seem particularly interested in the serious business of improving their writing.
Critique Circle is different. It is structured so that everybody gets a chance to post their work, but the word "work" is the key. You have to give in order to get. Critiquing others works improves your own writing, as well as earning you the credits you need to post your own deathless works.
Critique Circle works for me and it might work for you, too.
Marva Dasef Eugene, Oregon, USA Member since 22 Mar 2006
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 161 stories have been submitted totalling 477,360 words.
During the last 7 days 1144 critiques have been submitted totalling 390,686 words.
109 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 41,519 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 146,028 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 733,798 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 50 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 46,565,252 times.