What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
An Amazing Resource!
I was up the proverbial creek when it came to finding a crit group.
My poor husband can only read my stories so many times before losing the fresh perspective I need. If I drive thirty miles, I can join a local writer's group, but there are no childrens' authors in it and the PB field is not their cup of chocolate.
When I first looked at this site, I thought CritiqueCircle.com MIGHT be a helpful resource. Now that I have actually joined and participated in the group, I have to say that I have gone from being moderately pleased to being absolutely ecstatic.
The comments to my first story in the newbie queue offered the keys to solving some nagging problems. I knew they were there, but I was too close to the story to figure out how to fix them.
Another surprising pleasure for me has been the quality of the writing in the stories that I have critiqued. Thinking all the authors would probably be of my ilk, I was prepared for bad metaphors, wooden dialogs, and plotless plots. That assumption has been turned on its ear. These folks can really write!
And finally, a very important, but less obvious plus, is the that the site features were thoughtfully designed, and every aspect of the software works as it should.
At this point. tthe free user account meets my every need, but I am going to sign up for the paid premium account, just to express my gratitude to the wonderful people who made this happen.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Janniel In an oasis in the high desert of Southern California. Member since 18 Dec 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 176 stories have been submitted totalling 474,717 words.
During the last 7 days 1117 critiques have been submitted totalling 520,701 words.
197 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 49,992 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 155,937 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 793,118 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 73 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 47,667,760 times.