What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
The CC community is one of the best things that I've ever discovered for me, as a writer. Knowing that there are a mess of other writers out there struggling with the same story problems and plot holes as me keeps me going, and it keeps me coming back for more. I've seen some exceptional writing here, and some terrible writing. I've submitted both terrible and decent writing, and every time I do, there are cc'ers here who take the time to tear it apart if it needs it, to strip it down to the barest of bones and find something redeemable. I've also had high praise that hit me at just the right time, when I was starting to think I should stop submitting and stick to critting.
Some of the best writing I've done has been since I came to CC in December. I know I have a long way to go, but I'm taking all of you with me, and that's an encouraging thought.
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 479,458 words.
During the last 7 days 1359 critiques have been submitted totalling 469,191 words.
131 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 70,716 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 137,792 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 694,073 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 42 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 41,766,031 times.