Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Dennis Wiles

    Dennis Wiles said, over 3 years ago

    I often feel the same way about my ideas, I have so many projects I just can’t seem to get off the ground.

  2. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is from my life BTW.

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @johnzakour

    It may be from many writers’ lives. Like my Dad used to say when clients would question his billing “You saw me typing. You didn’t see me writing.”

  4. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    Oh boy.

  5. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll say!

  6. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, over 3 years ago

    Dad, why are you asking HER? What she know about novel writing?

    I write, and I know better than to ask my sister (who’s a little older than Maria would be, but in the right ballpark) to critique my stuff.

    In fact, most of the time, family in general don’t make for good critics, or at least only up to a certain point, and unless they have some good writing backgrounds of their own. Usually they don’t know what they should be looking for, are too praiseworthy (because you’re family and they don’t want to hurt your feelings) or just not interested in reading it in that sort of detail (the problem I usually face).

  7. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    For my first five or six novels I’d always ask my son. If he liked it I knew I was in good shape.

  8. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My Mom never gave us false or undeserved praise. She was artistic herself, and felt that it hurt us more than helped to delude us. She would be quite frank and say if something wasn’t good, and why it wasn’t. In the long run, it did help. It taught me to demand more of my work.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, that’s gotta hurt. Someone I know wrote the worst steaming pile of garbage for a novel. The only possible good is if the paper were absorbant. It is good to have honest criticism, really, BEFORE self publishing.

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