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by Corbin Maxwell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Joni keeps the total number of entries secret so as not to discourage aspiring writers from entering. But Dave has publicly said "thousands" each quarter, so it's out there. As to 10% of all entries, that's not really true. HMs are merit based. They are not percentage based. As Kevin J. A...
by Corbin Maxwell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Honorable Mention for me. I wish we knew how many entrants, because that's basically like top 10%, right? Joni keeps the total number of entries secret so as not to discourage aspiring writers from entering. But Dave has publicly said "thousands" each quarter, so it's out there. As to 10%...
by Corbin Maxwell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:
Corbin Maxwell wrote:Silver HM. In the top 50 stories out of thousands. Which makes my day.


Nice work, Corbin! That's top 50 out of the best aspiring writers IN THE WORLD. You were in Dave's final stack! Well done!

~Moon~


Thank you very much.
by Corbin Maxwell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:Awesome news, Corbin and Chuck! wotf010 Top 50 is damn good.


Thank you.
by Corbin Maxwell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Silver HM. In the top 50 stories out of thousands. Which makes my day.
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Doesn’t look like it’s going to be today.
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Balzac fueled himself on large amounts of coffee as he wrote. He was very prolific. So much coffee though eventually killed him.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It looks like Moon got his "you're a finalist" call on November 13th last year, which was the same day some people were reporting getting emails in the v35 Q4 thread. So it does sound like there's hope yet for those who haven't been called :) There’s been no calls or results yet as far I’...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 66
Views: 2145

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I started writing my Q1 on Sunday. I'm 7,500 words in. Seems like it's almost writing itself. Yesterday I wrote over 3k.
by Corbin Maxwell
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

It was top two percent this quarter, not ten.
by Corbin Maxwell
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Q3 HM, Q4 entered, and 600 words of Q1just written.
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

HM for me.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4104
Views: 904727

Re: Success!

https://blog.flametreepublishing.com/hs-fs/hubfs/9781787556942.jpg?width=244&name=9781787556942.jpg I'm happy to report my fourth Flame Tree acceptance. This one is for 'Detective Stories', due out in November. It's a second outing for my two Victorian policemen, MacAndrew and Smithers, whose f...
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I have a 3500 page, annotated, collected works of Shakespeare of which I’ve only read a few of the plays. So I think that would fulfill a lifetime of study.
by Corbin Maxwell
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I am enthusiastic in my dislike of Moby Dick, though I did at least read it in its entirety. I like bits of it, but don't like the way it's written or structured overall. (I'd note that I'm generally in a minority group on this one though--some of my other friends adore it. But I dislike the idea t...
by Corbin Maxwell
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I think I'll write what I want and in the manner that makes me happy. And if nobody likes it, oh well. I guess it wasn't meant to be. I can live with that. And please don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying that reading Harry Potter is a bad thing. But one shouldn't stop at that level; one should str...
by Corbin Maxwell
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Yes, money over artistry at all costs. Because God forbid we push aside Harry Potter to read Moby Dick.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Corbin, I know that, dude. Or we wouldn't be having this conversation. Without being a broken record, Hang in There! At least you're not cold-calling production companies and getting hung up on because you can't attach an A-list actor to your project, or because you're not represented by the #1 eli...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

All of my WOTF accomplishments happened with KD Wentworth. DF rejected me three times in a row which I know is part of the process. Rejections don’t get me down. I write because I love to write.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Hey Corbin, You might find it interesting Hollywood produced a movie on a variation of your theme. INKHEART - where a teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her fa...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I tried to write a story once with magical blankets that when a character read a book beneath a blanket tee-pee, the blanket transported the reader into the book. Your blanket fort comment reminded me of that I would enjoy your blanket tee-pee Corbin. Well, I suppose it depended which book I was re...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I was thinking "rewrite" meant no editing (or touch-ups, as Wulf put it) at all. Dean Wesley Smith mentioned writing stories without any rewriting (which I took to mean editing) - just sending them out straightaway. You should do what works best for you. Try all the rules then break all t...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

An exemplar of the rewriting that I spoke of earlier: Original paragraph, written Friday afternoon: Billy nodded and clenched his eyes tightly shut against the visions of war trying to invade his mind. Yet the images slipped through. The furnaces where the N.A.E. Nazis were burning the kids’ bodies ...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Remember Heinlein's rules. How seriously do you take those rules? Do you never rewrite your stories? Alex, I can't speak for Heinlein and his method on producing a manuscript before sending it out. I am sure, like any writer, he read what he wrote and made necessary corrections, whatever might have...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Remember Heinlein's rules. How seriously do you take those rules? Do you never rewrite your stories? Do you seriously think that Heinlein never did any rewriting? But perhaps he didn't. That may have just been his particular way of writing. He could've been possessed of such genius that he didn't n...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

It might be an error, but I am ready to start twitching. I am obviously a glutton for punishment and my story is too short to be a real contender BUT I do love to twitch. Soooo, I'll be under the table rearranging the blanket fort until the rest of you get here. wotf035 I tried to write a story onc...
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I haven't heard anything yet. Makes me wonder if the judges even got my entry... Does anyone know if there's a way I could check...? Even a rejection is better than no response at all... Any help anyone can give me would be great. Thanks!! If an it's online submission then you should've received an...
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Think of your rejections as acceptance into an elite world that few dare to enter. It takes courage to write. To lay your hopes and dreams upon the surgeon’s table. To expose your soul to he who commands the death toll.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

July seems awfully late for Rs and HM results for Q2.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22077

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Are these initial results for Q2 or Q3?

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