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by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Story critique exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Story critique exchange

I haven't written a story for the contest in about six years. But today I wrote 580 words of something new. Would be grateful to anyone who would like to read it just to see if the beginning pages are interesting.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 19872

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I sent my entry off today. First one in over five years I think. Good luck to everyone.
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jeff Carlson has passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Jeff Carlson has passed away

I don't know if anyone on the board is aware of this, but Jeff Carlson (a WOTF winner years ago) has passed away. I just found out moments ago. Jeff won WOTF and went on to write some pretty good books. His career was just getting started. He helped me out with my book by making himself available to...
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

And you might wonder how many of those people from yesteryear are still writing. Still believe that they can succeed.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critique For 5,000 word sci-fi story
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: Critique For 5,000 word sci-fi story

Sent you an email
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: The map of my fantasy world and some past submissions.
Replies: 5
Views: 2606

Re: The map of my fantasy world and some past submissions.

If I may offer my two cents, which may not actually be worth that much. But I've found that placing your MC in the beginning paragraph, in some type of conflict or tension, and have him want something works pretty well. That's pretty basic stuff. And now I will ask the Zen writing question of all ti...
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Re: F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words

I have 10,000 words of what is going to go to F&SF when it's finished. It'll probably be about 25,000 total. My background is two contest wins, 10 HMs and One Semi with WOTF, and one book contract with a publisher with whom I'm waiting to get back my ms from the editor. I'll swap with you if you...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for serious help with my writing
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: Looking for serious help with my writing

Rodney,

I'm curious as to where you're going to submit your 30,000 words for publication?

If you've no takers, I'd be willing to look at some of it. I have a little bit of downtime right now.
by Corbin Maxwell
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Not 450. And not for WOTF
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

Not 450. And not for WOTF

I have a favor to ask, which I'm going to be asking quite a few people. I have 1,500 words of a piece that's not going to WOTF. It's a rewritten beginning to a novellette that's with one publisher but if rejected will be going to F&SF. I was wondering if any of you would do me the favor of readi...
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 18507

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Rejection.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 14924

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

Rejection.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Writer Buddy
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Writer Buddy

My writer buddy has grown extremely busy, finalist this quarter and other writing commitments, and so I may need someone to swap Q4s with in about a month. I'd like it to be someone about the same level as me, if possible.

Thanks,
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 22005

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

automated rejection
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed May 02, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm attending Superstars Writing Seminars 2012 and I got the chance to talk to Kevin J Anderson yesterday regarding my SF entry. I had been debating whether to try to publish the story in a magazine or self publish while I am working on the graphic novel. For some reason I felt that my publishing t...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Congratulations, Corbin!



Well thanks but it's my 8th one, so I'm not so much in the Congratulations mood. But I appreciate it all the same.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 29
Replies: 78
Views: 29855

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 29

Honorable Mention.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

O! that a man might know
The end of this day's business, ere it come;
But it sufficeth that the day will end,
And then the end is known.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Jennifer Hicks wrote:Incoming! Duck and cover!

(New rejections are showing up on Duotrope.)

Edited to say: I didn't see steffenwolf's post. Sorry to hear that.



I just checked the email, I'm still in. Of course there's still plenty of hours left today to take a direct hit and get blasted.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary James wrote:@ Corbin

*uploads large foofy latte - unless you're one of those who take it black and bitter in a styrofoam cup, in which case you can have that, instead*



I don't drink foofy latte stuff. Just coffee with cream and sweet and low.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well believe it or not, I'm actually doing some work for a change. So I'm not focused on WOTF, focused on doing job stuff (which you know what that is). This would be somewhat more believable if you weren't posting about it on the WotF forums :) That I'm doing work? Well I am, plus posting. I'm jus...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

@ Corbin *uploads large foofy latte - unless you're one of those who take it black and bitter in a styrofoam cup, in which case you can have that, instead* Well believe it or not, I'm actually doing some work for a change. So I'm not focused on WOTF, focused on doing job stuff (which you know what ...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Patrick S. McGinnity wrote:I think he was querying, and is still in.



I guess I should wake up and read what I'm writing.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Message deleted due to lack of concentration.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Today begins another week of waiting...so far I'm still in.
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

"BLACK SIX, This is BLACK ONE, SITREP follows. Prepare to copy, OVER..." "BLACK ONE. BLACK SIX. SEND IT..." "BLACK ONE PLATOON has TWO-NINE survivors. I SAY AGAIN, TWO-NINE survivors.." "I COPY TWO-NINE survivors. How many combat veterans remain, OVER?" "...
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

On a more boring note, just checked my email and I'm still in.

Are we taking a vote on whether or not to keep said reproductive appendage in or take it out? I'm thinking most people will vote to keep it in.
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wellsdesigned wrote:I took a direct hit. wotf002



You got an R?
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

As far as I know, I'm still in.
by Corbin Maxwell
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I hate to sound pessimistic, but the roll call of who hasn't been rejected yet is getting to be long enough that I fear final rejections are more and more likely in greater numbers than I had been hoping for. But then again NNINN (an attempt to abreaviate the "No News Is No News"). Think ...
by Corbin Maxwell
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968553

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It does have the feel of the calm before the storm, doesn't it? *hums a few bars of Waltzing Matilda* Let's have a roll call then. Here are the folks I know are still in. If I miss your name, add it in and repost as I'm not always sure who's entered which quarter. Tina (gower21) Corbin Francis Brun...

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