What is Critique Circle all about? What do our members say? Some Statistics
Impressed with Critique Circle
I joined Critique Circle this week. I'm extremely impressed with how well thought-out the website is, and with the openness and quality of the community of writers. Visiting the site regularly for the past few days, and providing a number of critiques, has given me the same sense of a writing community that I had in my last creative workshop course. Of course, certain things like personal connection are missed online, but I'm surprised by how fulfilling and enjoyable the critiquing connection is with the many talented writers on the site. It's really helped me feel connected to a community of writers again. The success of the site is absolutely a result of the ingenious way it is designed (the "credit" incentive system being a huge help to encouraging a healthy, openly sharing community).
Just my thoughts after a few days on the site. Thanks for making this space for writers to share. Also love that it is SAFE here.
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 140 stories have been submitted totalling 411,713 words.
During the last 7 days 891 critiques have been submitted totalling 477,840 words.
166 members have joined Critique Circle during the last 7 days.
A total of 65,897 people have registered on Critique Circle.
A total of 130,785 stories have been submitted to Critique Circle.
A total of 649,438 critiques have been submitted to Critique Circle.
There are currently 48 members logged in.
Critique Circle has been visited 37,452,538 times.