What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Best. Site. Ever.
When I first joined this site in -08 I though it'd be just another to dump my writings on in hope of some attention. Turned out CC was quite a bit more than that - I've never gotten so much and so detailed feedback on my works before! It is a lot more advanced than on any other art or writing site I've been on before. It beats fictionpress, elfwood, deviantart - not only because of the thorough critiquing templates but also because of the tools that helps with the writing process. Right now my personal favourites among the tools are the exercises (sparks the inspiration) and the monthly progress graph, my goal for this month is 15000 words and it's comforting to see that I'm holding a good pace Another love of mine when it comes to CC is the front page when I log in. It's like I'm looking at a bulletin board, with reminders (there are two stories that I've promised to read and crit - good to have that notice up front!), a list of hot discussions in the forums and bunch of other little notices that makes things easily accessible.
Oh, and one more thing. If you are writing something that you plan to submit to a publisher and don't want your work to float around on the net - do not worry! The texts submitted here can only be seen by members and the submitted pieces can easily be hidden or deleted after you've gotten the crits.
Hope to soon see one of your writings up for critique here!
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 125 stories have been submitted totalling 364,226 words.
During the last 7 days 837 critiques have been submitted totalling 482,383 words.
121 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 67,642 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 133,557 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 669,790 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 57 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 39,208,731 times.