Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Dennis Wiles

    Dennis Wiles said, 12 months 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, 12 months ago

    This is from my life BTW.

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Maybe he’s posting his novel on wattpad, one chapter at a time. ,-}

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 12 months ago

    Oh boy.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Some jobs get no respect like writing and acting.

  7. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I’ll say!

  8. Scyphi

    Scyphi GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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).

  9. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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.

  10. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Your mom should teach all moms that. Fake praise is the devil’s work. So-to-speak. It plants seeds of failure. Send children down the wrong path where they find out later how wrong they were. Not fair to them.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @johnzakour

    Depends greatly on what kind of novels you are writing. Only some of my stuff is for kids or even young adults.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 12 months 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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