Improve your writing skills in one of the largest and longest-running writing communities on the web.
Thousands of writers working together to improve their writing.
Critique the stories of others and in turn they will crit your stories.
Discussion groups on nearly any topic under any sun.
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.
“Critique circle has one of the widest scopes of ensuring improvement for real writers. A brilliant step to publication.”
“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. ”
“(*)Critique Circle(*) is the place to learn the art of writing. The advice and gentle corrections I receive have brought me a long way on my journey towards becoming a good writer.”
“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...”
“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.”
“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 first learned about Critique Circle from Writers Digest. It is the only writing forum I visit everyday!”
“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. :) ”
“"Me like Critique Circle - it good!" That's how I USED to write, before joining Critique Circle. Now, thanks to the many fine members of CC, my writing is much, much gooder. Okay, I'm still a newbie, but it's an improvement. ;)”
The Critique Circle blog is written by our members and is filled with interesting articles about writing.
One surefire way to bog down your text is to include too many descriptions of your characters' physical movements. Too many new writers feel compelled to describe every movement a character makes, no matter how small or irrelevant. Instead of painting a picture, an abundance of these moribund detail...
It was snowing outside, but with nowhere to go I was staying indoors. I was writing. Poorly, it turns out because while I was looking for joy, I was finding only despair. I was using too many past progressives.<p class="text-muted">This blog post was originally published on Critique Circle in the ye...
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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.