Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 4 months ago

    Sorry Maria.

  2. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 4 months ago

    He’s a writer so he’d better start writing, not lazing around in front of the Christmas tree.

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    It’s an old saying but true: a lot of writing IS sitting around. That’s when you’re doing the mental work. The rest is typing. Of course, non-writers don’t believe that.

  4. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Most physicians make $100,000 to $200,000 per year; there’s not much they can’t afford.

  5. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 4 months ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    The great writers like Hemingway and Stephen King say there is a lot of reading involved, too, in order to get the inspiration.

  6. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 4 months ago

    @phritzg

    But then everyone probably expects them to be super rich, and socially they have to be plugged into the community so that must be tiresome.

  7. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @phritzg

    Not all doctors get rich, Nobody’s life is all income, and some professions have huge expenses.

  8. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    I was surprised when I learned that fantasy writer Alan Garner (THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGHAMEN, THE OWL SERVICE) said he avoided reading other writers’ books, for fear of being unduly influenced by them. Well, you can’t be accused of plagiarism (at least not deliberate) if you haven’t read any books. But it seemed to me that he was missing a lot.

  9. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    The only thing plugged in right now is the tree.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    If you are a writer, when you aren’t writing your brain is working on the story. Then you sit down and type or write it out. A generally solitary job.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    You’d be amazed at how much I run across excites me to write it down for use later.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    I must agree. Though it can be hard not to read other people’s great material. One must be able to not copy them.

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    And in my case, a generally sloppy job.

  14. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    The slightest thing will start me writing a story. They aren’t all good stories maybe. They don’t all get written down. But they start easily enough. It’s getting the really good ones I can use that’s harder.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 4 months ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Hemingway once wrote Fitzgerald that he had to write a hundred pages of junk to get one good page. Only Hemingway didn’t use the word “junk.”

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