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  • #31
    Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

    Originally posted by Bono View Post
    If you don't understand the joke, then I think we can only get $6 for you. Sorry to say. But don't worry, I only take 10%.
    Bono - No, I don't understand your "joke", and it appears that neither do you, not least because firstly you said "sell himself for $7", but now you've said "we can only get $6 for you". But maybe that's your obfuscating attempt to backtrack on calling me a whore.

    Anyhow, why are you here? Is there some other reason than to personally insult me in defence of Satriales's sloppy "arguments" and flippant hypocrisy? (Obviously, I'm fine with that. Well, who wouldn't be? It's an honourable and hilarious thing to do. I just think that it helps to be transparent about motives and ethics.)
    Know this: I'm a lazy amateur, so trust not a word what I write.
    "The ugly can be beautiful. The pretty, never." ~ Oscar Wilde

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    • #32
      Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

      I guess you don't get my joke because of my thick Boston accent.

      My joke is based on a Stephen King short story. "Broken Crayon for Sale." He wrote it under one of his pen names. It's a good read. I thought you'd get the reference.

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      • #33
        Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

        Originally posted by Bono View Post
        I guess you don't get my joke because of my thick Boston accent.

        My joke is based on a Stephen King short story. "Broken Crayon for Sale." He wrote it under one of his pen names. It's a good read. I thought you'd get the reference.
        Bono - You read books? Oh, okay. Well, no doubt Mr King would be delighted to learn that he has inspired such... um... specialist humour.
        Last edited by Crayon; 08-14-2020, 05:41 PM. Reason: typo
        Know this: I'm a lazy amateur, so trust not a word what I write.
        "The ugly can be beautiful. The pretty, never." ~ Oscar Wilde

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        • #34
          Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

          Irony is I've read one Stephen King book. And it's ON WRITING. And it was amazing. And that was enough for me.

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          • #35
            Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

            Originally posted by Cooper View Post
            It's NOT a short story and I am perplexed that they keep calling it that. It's 42,000 words, making it a VERY LONG novella (which are usually between 17,500 - 40,000 words). I'd actually call it a short novel. In fact ALL THREE of the Reddit No Sleep sales have been long novellas (not short stories) -- all OVER 40,000 words.

            I don't want to argue the merits (good or bad) of the stories themselves but the novella has become a really good way for REPPED writers to get their works on the auction block -- as a way of promoting what they conceive of as an original screenplay (or "hire me to write a screen version of my work!") based on an original IP that can both serve to establish a readership/fanbase AND take the place of a treatment, which virtually no prodco or studio will pay to have written these days. So, for the writer, it's win-win, but, keep in mind, the Query brothers ARE repped, have screen credits, and are not new to the prose world.

            Besides the first out-of-the-park deal for an unknown writer (The Spire in the Woods, to Amblin, and also a novella in the 40,000 word range) to my knowledge there have been no further unknown-writer breakthroughs.

            Savvy repped writers see the way the wind is blowing and those who have the prose chops (and not all do), know how to play the game.

            I applaud them.

            As I have a sizable readership in terms of my (top-selling) novels and (prize-winning) novellas, I regularly sell to the "screen world," not for seven-figures of course (not even close), but for WAY more $ than I EVER got for any of my screen or television work. Then there's the book sales too. I don't want to be crass but Ka-ching! Despite my LONG list of (minor) screen credits, am I ever going to be hired to adapt my own work. Noooooooo. And I'm finally okay with that. I'm not in the Query brothers' league, but then they are probably not ever going to be in my league in prose-fiction sales either.

            Yeah, I follow this closely: I root for the screenwriter-generated original IP like a rabid home team football fan. Good on them.
            This is fascinating. Thank you for sharing.
            "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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            • #36
              Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

              Slight detour:

              Does anyone know what happened to that guy whose positing of how a battle between a roman army vs a modern-day military squadron would go down had his 'story' bought by a major studio with him hired to write it?

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              • #37
                Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

                Originally posted by SundownInRetreat View Post
                Slight detour:

                Does anyone know what happened to that guy whose positing of how a battle between a roman army vs a modern-day military squadron would go down had his 'story' bought by a major studio with him hired to write it?
                The script and his career appear to have gone the way of Caesar.

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                • #38
                  Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

                  Originally posted by Satriales View Post
                  The script and his career appear to have gone the way of Caesar.
                  Caesar? Which one? The guy who owns the kebab shop on Watling Street?
                  Know this: I'm a lazy amateur, so trust not a word what I write.
                  "The ugly can be beautiful. The pretty, never." ~ Oscar Wilde

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                  • #39
                    Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

                    Originally posted by SundownInRetreat View Post
                    Slight detour:

                    Does anyone know what happened to that guy whose positing of how a battle between a roman army vs a modern-day military squadron would go down had his 'story' bought by a major studio with him hired to write it?
                    Rome, sweet Rome. Wondered the exact same question but rationalized this new one would at least be a lot cheaper to film under current circumstances
                    I heard the starting gun


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                    • #40
                      Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

                      Originally posted by Satriales View Post
                      The script and his career appear to have gone the way of Caesar.
                      His name is James Erwin and this does appear to be the case. The Praetorian is currently inactive.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

                        Satriales, read your post above about getting a producer interested in your short story. Congrats.

                        Do you (did you) get your short stories published somewhere (if yes, where?) first before pitching to producers?

                        Congrats again. Love to hear success stories -- gives me hope.

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                        • #42
                          Re: Short story sells for 7 figures

                          Originally posted by socalwriter1 View Post
                          Satriales, read your post above about getting a producer interested in your short story. Congrats.

                          Do you (did you) get your short stories published somewhere (if yes, where?) first before pitching to producers?

                          Congrats again. Love to hear success stories -- gives me hope.
                          Nope, not published. Just wrote it at 9 pages and expanded to 20 for the producer.

                          If you have an idea maybe put it on No Sleep?

                          Thanks for the well wishes!

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