Continuously improve your writing by critting the works of others and building relationships with other authors who will help you with your own manuscript.
Crit a couple of stories to gain enough credits.
Use your credits to submit your own story for review.
Use the crits to improve your manuscript.
We don't like to brag, but we don't mind letting our members do it for us. Here are a few nice things folks have said about our platform over the years.
“I find CC a brilliant place to polish my ability in writing and read really intriguing chapters from other creative people. I am relatively new to writing but with some more practice on here I am pretty hyped for entering this years NaNoWriMo.”
“Critique circle has one of the widest scopes of ensuring improvement for real writers. A brilliant step to publication.”
“I've been a member of CC for several years now, and aside from the awesome community and wonderful friendships I've made here, I believe the crits I've received have been a factor in getting quite a few short stories published. :D Thank you, wonderful critters, and thank you CC!”
“I just wanted to say that all though I've just started by reading a couple of things, this place looks really helpful and awesome. I'm also impressed with the writing here. I look forward to visiting often. :) ”
“All with one interest - writing. Mixed ages, sex and abilities, genres and opinions. Helpful and encouraging to all would-be writers. In the many years I have been a member I have benefited enormously from the support. Come and join us!”
“ This site is superior to other ones I've joined. The quality of the reviews and reviewers is exceptional. I have even gone so far as to advertise this site on other critique websites, because I really do think that this one is best!”
“Critique Circle has a wide variety of writers who are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Joining this site has kept me working through my novel in good times and bad. Plus there are many interesting novels in a variety of genres for me to read and critique.”
“The set-up is really great, and honestly, I couldn't think of a better way for aspiring authors to hone in on the craft. The people are typically nice and it's great to forge, if not friendship, at least mutual respect for other writers.”
“In a world where some of us writers are deprived of each other, or looked down upon, Critiquecircle exists as candy for the mind. we come here to relax, and meet more of our... kind. ”
“Your story couldn't be shredded in a more constructive manner so: Abandon pride all ye who enter here. This is where you start to improve...”
The Critique Circle blog is written by our members and is filled with interesting articles about writing.
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Membership is free and always has been. There is also a premium subscription that you can buy which unlocks additional features and perks.
Critique Circle first came online in October 2003 and has been running continuously ever since. It is one of the oldest writing websites out there.
We have thousands of members that are actively using the site and are closing in on one million served critiques.
Stories submitted to CC are not considered 'published online' and cannot be found on search engines. You can manage your story accessibility yourself and delete them at any time.