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What author posted the most stories?

richardshagrin

One of the blast from the past stories on the front page this afternoon was by Tom Land. I checked his page and he has 410 stories on SOL! Is there another author with more?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@richardshagrin

Is there another author with more?


Wayne Gibbous 529
Just Plain Bob 721

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richardshagrin

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Together that's 1,250 stories. At 16 a day, reading all those stories would take not quite 85 days. At one story a day it would take over three years to write that many stories. My oh my.

Grant
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Wayne Gibbous 529

Just Plain Bob 721


Isn't Just Plain Bob one of Lubrican's pseudonyms?

samuelmichaels

@Grant

Isn't Just Plain Bob one of Lubrican's pseudonyms?


Don't think so. Not the same genre at all. Lubrican used something like "Merely Bob" at one point, but one of the reasons he changed his BoB moniker to Lubrican is to avoid possible confusion with any other Bobs.

Ernest Bywater

@Grant

Isn't Just Plain Bob one of Lubrican's pseudonyms?


I don't know, but I wonder what rache's total is if we had all her pen names added together?

Grant

@Ernest Bywater

I don't know, but I wonder what rache's total is if we had all her pen names added together?

True, I think she had a half dozen or so & was very prolific with several of them.

Bondi Beach

@Grant

Isn't Just Plain Bob one of Lubrican's pseudonyms?


Nope. It was Beating Off Bob.

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Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Ernest Bywater

I wonder what rache's total is if we had all her pen names added together?


Over 100 and under 200.

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Ernest Bywater

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Over 100 and under 200.


thanks, for the answer.

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docholladay

@Ernest Bywater

To me as a reader. I think the way to look at them is how big an influence they have on other writers/storytellers. That is the true gift the good ones had. Their work encouraged others to try it and as a result the number of stories can't be counted. Look at how many writers get inspiration from rache for example or even from some writers who had a bad habit of having those dreaded incomplete works. As a reader that is the best gift they have to give.

Dicrostonyx

The size, quality, and originality also matter when I look at an author's output. Crumbly Writer only has nine stories on SOL, but the smallest is 129k words. Just Plain Bob may have several hundred stories, but most are only a few thousand words.

By quality I'm referring more to the technical aspects like spelling, grammar, diction, story and plot, character development, and other factors that can be looked at somewhat objectively. I've seen a lot of authors (more sop on ASSTR than SOL, granted) who are basically unreadable but don't let that stop them from posting multiple stories each week.

As originality is partially subjective, I also pet suspension of disbelief in here. Now certainly, what I find unoriginal and boring, another person might be enthralled by; that may be because I have read different stories, or it may be that some element of the story speaks directly to a specific, unfulfilled need of the other writer.

Still, I don't have an infinite amount of time, so I am fairly picky about what I read, especially with longer stories.

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