What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
My published novels
I am lucky enough to be a published author. BUT, every one of my novels and my first short story, were put on the CC boards first. Things were pointed out to me about my work that I couldnt see for myself. I followed excellent advice, even from inexperienced writers, because every opinion counted.
This site is invaluable not only to published authors, but for those still striving for recognition. If you have an ego about your writing, then you need not join this site. EVERY writer needs to be willing and able to take constructive critiques. Writing is a very competitive business and fragile egos just will not survive.
Another thing about this site is that everyone pulls together when a writer is low. A rejection letter can sometimes sap our belief in our self. It takes just a minute to give another member comforting words. Some even draw on their own experiences of rejection and disappointments. It is a very lucky author who can say they have never received more than one rejection letter in their career.
And when it all gets too much, some members (including me) have set up a forum where you can go and just act silly. A writer can kick back and forget for a few minutes the editing, the endless rewrites and the writers block. Here you can make some great friends. I have made some wonderful friends who I regularly contact away from the CC.
This is a wonderful, and albeit, unrecognised site. Every writer should think about becoming a premium member to fund its existence. Sometimes we forget the administrators work on a voluntary basis. They are invisible angels who have no hidden agenda but to help those who have a great talent. Through their hard work writers are born. I am living proof of that.
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 211 stories have been submitted totalling 565,783 words.
During the last 7 days 1121 critiques have been submitted totalling 601,732 words.
122 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 69,299 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 135,963 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 683,239 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 34 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 40,563,491 times.