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by tmaulhardt
Thu May 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 177
Views: 51205

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I just finished Dave Butler's debut Witchy Eye. Highly entertaining and his use of language is amazing.
by tmaulhardt
Thu May 25, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Who’s familiar with Dwight Swain’s scene/sequel format?
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Who’s familiar with Dwight Swain’s scene/sequel format?

I love Dwight Swain's story structure and learned so much reading his book, but I did feel it was somewhat out of date. However a student of his incorporated his methods in her book "The Fantasy Fiction Formula." Let's see what was her name. . . I shall look it up. Deborah Chester. She cut...
by tmaulhardt
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Congrats Stewart and KD! Any others been revealed yet?
by tmaulhardt
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Dave and Nigel. Welcome to the jungle :)
by tmaulhardt
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Ursula Le Guin at the National Book Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: Ursula Le Guin at the National Book Awards

Thanks for sharing that. What an incredible woman/artist. I am in awe of her.
by tmaulhardt
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Ben, Dave, Brydar and Tamara!
by tmaulhardt
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome all new persons! Especially mrminority. I am a high school teacher, and one of my students submitted her story for the first time this year and received an honorable mention! You're in the game!
by tmaulhardt
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

So many cool new writers to get to know! Welcome all!
by tmaulhardt
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum Stryker, Ben and Muri!
by tmaulhardt
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 6336

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

Thanks all of you. I appreciate your wisdom, as a writer who takes WAY too much time to produce one short story.
by tmaulhardt
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 71226

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Also a form rejection on my Arthurian story... they are still alive and kicking it seems.
by tmaulhardt
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 71226

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I'm in for Arthur! Good luck all!
by tmaulhardt
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the group Fortis and DeLaMer! And best of luck in Q4.
by tmaulhardt
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the group Wesley! I'll have to give the action figure scenario a try for working out story problems. :) What a great way to walk into writing.
by tmaulhardt
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Matthew, David, Casey and Shelby! And anyone I may have missed. You'll find lots of great information and cool people in this forum. Enjoy!
by tmaulhardt
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 106570

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

As I'm reading Dave's Dailies with examples of why he rejects particular stories, I don't think his points are specifically Dave Farland's quirks, I think they stand true across the board. I don't think he's pointed out any flaw that would not have caused a writer problems at most, if not all, other...
by tmaulhardt
Tue May 20, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 71226

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I feel somewhat victorious. Made it to the final round of the hyperspeed edition.
by tmaulhardt
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum Kendall and Marie!
by tmaulhardt
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Meg, Danielle and Sarah, and any one else I may have missed. You'll find the people on this forum exceptionally gracious and willing to share their expertise. Have fun!
by tmaulhardt
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum, Santana!
by tmaulhardt
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Author Earnings
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Author Earnings

After seeing so many graphs of indie vs. trad publishing, this is the first study that really defines its sample and shows that it's meaningful. He addresses the population and makes it a level playing field. Hallelujah!
by tmaulhardt
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4881
Views: 846231

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Got 0.3 inches here yesterday. My period C chemistry students did a decent rain dance yesterday, but I hope your prediction of 7 inches is true, Isto.
by tmaulhardt
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4881
Views: 846231

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I believe we got 0.01 inch last night! Good work!
by tmaulhardt
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4881
Views: 846231

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Please send California some rain, Ishmael. Rain dances are enforced during lunch at all schools. Still nothing. Heavy clouds, no rain.
by tmaulhardt
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Amazon Data (Price, Genre, Count)
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Amazon Data (Price, Genre, Count)

Very interesting. Of Amazon's top 100 bestselling fantasy novels, 57 were indies vs. 32 from large pub houses.
by tmaulhardt
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Self-Publishing Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: Self-Publishing Survey

This is a very informative bit of data, and though conducted by a romance writer, it does not pertain exclusively to them, but rather, to genre writing as a whole. Although I didn't see a piece of that pie dedicated to monster erotica wotf004
by tmaulhardt
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3806
Views: 668855

Re: Success!

Congrats Rebecca and HLF! Rebecca has been on fire lately with sales.
by tmaulhardt
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum, Paul!
by tmaulhardt
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 30
Replies: 26
Views: 5957

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 30

I can't wait to meet you Stuart!! Congrats!
by tmaulhardt
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2330
Views: 387797

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Stuart, but I wonder if you're colorful enough wotf004

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