What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Great resource for developing writers
Critique Circle has really helped me hone my writing skill. The opportunity to post stories/chapters on a weekly basis and establish ongoing critiquing relationships with other skilled writers has been invaluable to my development and has helped me uncover a lot of blindspots/identify ways to further polish my writing. The skill levels vary considerably on this site, so there's a place for both amateur writers and individuals who are already published. It's a great community, full of very supportive people who share a passion for writing and legitimately want to help one another improve. There's both a paid and a free option, which is nice, and the way it is set up (as well as the culture here) encourages people to spend time critiquing others' work - in other words, it's not just a site where you post your stories without anyone actually looking at them. Writers float in, out, and back again. I have been using CC for about a year now, and highly recommend it as a resource
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 426,256 words.
During the last 7 days 1077 critiques have been submitted totalling 531,119 words.
176 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 48,519 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 154,164 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 783,512 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 62 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 47,667,760 times.