New entry Feb 26
Preditors & Editors Changeover
With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.
Free Web Sites
Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.
How to Write SF
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)
New Book from a Critter Member**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
is Dying has been Replaced
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
If you need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]
Critters Newsgroup Message Relocation
Since the Critters sff.workshop.critters (s.w.c) newsgroup is a direct reflection on the behavior of members of the Critters workshop, guidelines exist for it's proper use, notably that the newsgroup is a No Flame Zone. However, very few guidelines exist for sff.workshop.critters-volcano-bar-and-grill (hence the name).
If you believe that a posting has violated the spirit of the s.w.c guidelines, and you are an active member of the Critters workshop, you may request that a specific newsgroup posting be relocated to s.w.c-v-b-a-g. It takes two such requests ("motion" and "second") for it to be relocated.
When a "second" has been made, the message is moved, and a message posted back to s.w.c stating who did the relocation.
Please enter your critters password and the message-id of the posting you
wish to see relocated. The message-id is the gibberish between <> in
the "Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>" header. If the Message-ID
header is not displayed by your newsreader, there is probably an option
somewhere to display all headers. In Netscape's news reader, for example,
you select "