What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
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I've found Critique Circle to be invaluable in putting my manuscripts through the final editing stages before publication. Even if you have a group of beta-readers that you work with, the relative anonymity of the site allows critiques to be honest and forthright about your story's strengths and weaknesses. Critique Circle is populated by both published and novice writers. Their writing experience spans a wide spectrum, but at heart, they're readers—the target audience for anyone's work. Those who have critiqued my stories have offered a fresh perspectives on characters and plot lines—things I would never have imagined on my own. Take the time to post some of your work. You will find a host of thoughtful, insightful people willing to help sharpen your manuscript.
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 187 stories have been submitted totalling 545,102 words.
During the last 7 days 1227 critiques have been submitted totalling 629,408 words.
202 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 45,308 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 150,479 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 760,025 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 62 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 47,667,760 times.