What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Learning about writing is a full-time hobby for me!
I retired a few years ago and took up writing for pleasure and to keep my mind active. I completed a few books, sent them to a publisher and although I received a "No Thank You," they provided me some valuable feedback. The most valuable was a link to CC suggesting that I could hone my skills through following their critique process. I've spent time going through the site learning all about the various tool, etc. and can say that I'm a believer in CC and look forward to getting help and hopefully helping others. Thank you CC for all your hard work pulling together this site and the group of like minded folks interested in writing.
Robert Ferguson Charles Town, WV, USA Member since 17 Feb 2017
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 215 stories have been submitted totalling 563,892 words.
During the last 7 days 1087 critiques have been submitted totalling 505,580 words.
128 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 43,000 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 147,831 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 744,539 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 41 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 47,497,574 times.