I stopped by here this evening for the first time in several weeks, and realized that I joined this group but haven't even said 'hi' yet.
By way of introduction, I've written both genre work (fantasy, horror) and mainstream stories, and have a lot of works-in-progress (ranging from 'barely an idea,' to 'almost written') that fall mostly in the sci-fi and fantasy realm.
I've had short stories published about a half-dozen times in the last year, mostly in on-line journals such as The Battered Suitcase and Tales from the Moonlit Path, and my first novel, a YA fantasy called Beyond the Wizard's Threshold, is accepted by a small publisher, Lilley Press. No date yet, as I have to make twelve zillion revisions before we get to that point.
As far as my participation in an on-line crit group goes, and what I hope to contribute and receive, I have to say time is a constraint, so I won't likely drop by often. I do, however, hope to be able to make some constructive comments from time to time. I'd also like to post, occasionally, and get feedback but I have a question about that. Which may sound dumb. But you know how the old saying goes: there are no stupid questions except the one I'm about to ask. ;-]
Here's my question: How public is this? Do you have to be a member of the group to read the posts? Can all Sunoasis users read the posts? Can the casual public read them? If this information is already available somewhere, please point me, because I don't know where to look.
Also, I'm assuming we post work for crit in the body of a post (not as attachment)?
Thanks. And while I'm here I'd like to invite anyone who'd like to participate in another kind of writers' discussion to visit my website at