What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Love of CC
I have been on CC for three years. In that time I have made friends, most I've never seen face-to-face, that I know will last a lifetime ... or the time I'm blessed to have left.
I also know that I will be friends with one of those blessed few who rocket to the top of the writing world. I will have known them when they were so fearful their work wasn't up to snuff. A insecurity so strong it took over a year of urging to get them to post a story ... a story (then books) that confirmed what I knew in my heart ... they could write and write well.
I have been encouraged, corrected, and taught to believe in myself and what I write on this site. I've learned from people I don't even know but when I see their 'handle' I want to read their posts because I know there will be a lesson learned about grammar, voice, style ... the love of writing will be explored and picked to the bone.
CC is where I come knowing I can share my ideas, get honest feedback to help me improve yet not lose my writer's voice, where people want me to succeed as much as I want them to, and where life-long friends are made.
Honestly, what more could I ask for? There is nothing to compare out there on the world-wide-web to my CC.
Melisa Houston, Texas, US Member since 23 Mar 2010
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 148 stories have been submitted totalling 414,427 words.
During the last 7 days 1258 critiques have been submitted totalling 397,019 words.
127 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 70,722 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 137,798 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 694,152 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 43 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 41,776,684 times.