What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Radical improvement of my writing achieved
When I joined Critique circle I already had two plays published and several performed. I wanted two things. I wanted to write a novel and I wanted to make my writing the best it can be, not necessarily in that order. The crits I have received in the last 11 weeks have improved my writing beyond belief, and the crits I have given have exposed me to some fabulous writing and taught me to be analytical - a skill which has helped me in my own work. I am recommending it to all my writing friends. Oh, and I've made some great friends, too.
Hilary Mackelden Crowborough, East Sussex, England Member since 18 May 2006
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 167 stories have been submitted totalling 420,803 words.
During the last 7 days 1044 critiques have been submitted totalling 511,380 words.
171 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 48,514 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 154,161 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 783,480 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 53 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 47,667,760 times.