What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Creativity attracts creativity
I cannot (and don't want to) imagine how my books would turn out without the guidance and support I've found at Critique Circle. In only six months as a member I've made lasting friendships, met fabulous authors, and improved my writing immensely. Sometimes I honestly think I get more benefit in my own writing out of critiquing others than I do even in receiving critiques.
The vast difference in writing styles and reading styles melds together, offering a variety of perspectives. I've found crit buddies that help me with grammar, and ones that help me with plot holes or snags, and ones that simply encourage me to write each and every day.
I was incredibly nervous about joining, because I felt I would be so much more inexperienced than everyone else, but my fears proved unfounded. Several experienced and knowledgeable members took me under their wing and took the time to try and teach me.
Kelly Walker Fredericksburg, VA, USA Member since 26 Jun 2012
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 170 stories have been submitted totalling 462,092 words.
During the last 7 days 1158 critiques have been submitted totalling 460,692 words.
152 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 41,423 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 145,883 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 733,028 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 22 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 46,502,143 times.