What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Better than all the rest!
When I had trouble, after years of absence getting on to the site (my password was going to spam and I thought perhaps the site had closed) I was so disappointed. I missed old friends. I tried other sites, but they were not nearly so easy to use. I do live in a strong writer's community, however, people become too close in face to face groups. They tend to disintegrate to gab fests, or people don't want to give honest feedback. A writer must have honest feedback to grow. The international community this site offers is fun. This site is simply the best writer's workshop I've ever been involved in, and I've been involved in many for many years.
Janine Bourdo Columbus, Ohio , USA Member since 13 Nov 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 144 stories have been submitted totalling 451,276 words.
During the last 7 days 837 critiques have been submitted totalling 447,384 words.
125 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 71,406 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 138,532 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 698,627 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 31 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 42,184,525 times.