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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 09, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 months ago

    They thrive on crushed dreams and ketchup soup.

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    juncarlo  about 2 months ago

    A writer dreams with the success, his editor works to crushed his dreams and return him to reality. And sometimes they thrive.

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    WMORAN1  about 2 months ago

    Fran Leibowitz said that writer fame is the perfect amount of fame. You get money and good seats at events without the stalkers.

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    Super Smash Bros Ultimate  about 2 months ago

    But Stephan writes this. Just go about saying nothing

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    mentor397  about 2 months ago

    This scares me. Writing is the only dream I have left.

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    tripwire45  about 2 months ago

    I’m already published. Does that count?

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    Self experience, eh, Pastis?

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    Why writers write? It’s called writing, that’s why!

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    enigmamz  about 2 months ago

    Then it turns out that the cover art is horrible, and no one buys it based just on that, and that gives it a horrible rating (“No one bought it; how good can it be? Meh, I’ll just go with the newest Patterson…”)

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    EcurbYkspohs  about 2 months ago

    All comments come from unpaid writers………Croc Power !

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    mjb515  about 2 months ago

    You do have to write well for the first reaction.

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    Stocky One Premium Member about 2 months ago

    What is mightier than the sword? The pen is. (Watch the spacing).

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    jel354  about 2 months ago

    Looks like comedians and writers both draw on anger as source material.

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    wllilly1960  about 2 months ago

    …Paaay—per-back writa! Paperback writer!………

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    cdward  about 2 months ago

    I have a couple of books. Yippee. A friend of mine has a dozen out — yippee. Nobody cares (with the possible exception of other writers). What we thrive on is the utter indifference of the vast majority.

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    ekw555  about 2 months ago

    I think they just do it for the online comments & reviews

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    azzir  about 2 months ago

    I’ve been published nationally at least twice. No fame. But I don’t blame my writing for having my entire life crushed!

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    Zontar from Venus  about 2 months ago

    The worst is when you get hateful reviews on Amazon and you can tell they never even read your book.

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    waycyber  about 2 months ago

    Ah, Stronghold: Exodus…

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    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  about 2 months ago

    Traditional ways to be immortal: write a book, plant a tree, have a child.

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    Zebrastripes  about 2 months ago

    I write for self expression, and don’t care if it’s published or not! Writing frees my soul and lifts my spirits!

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    Smokie  about 2 months ago

    Bernie Sanders" If you want to get rich, write a tell all book". Even if you have to lie.

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    eComicsRGR8  about 2 months ago

    Much like artists.

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    Purple People Eater  about 2 months ago

    I’m published (I wrote a letter to the editor), and I got neither response.

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    Bookworm  about 2 months ago

    “Tell me again why writers write.” Your basic assumption is off, Pig. Writers write because they are writers. “Why do you assume I have a choice?” Stephen King, Danse Macabre (1981).

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    Greyhame  about 2 months ago

    I like a spoon of crushed dreams on my ice cream.

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    zeexenon  about 2 months ago

    Wait-wait! I have Stephen King’s How to Write book here somewhere, maybe it has the answer. Remembering my five English grammar and lit courses, it was very hard. But it did come in handy later when I was writing Disaster Recovery Exercise scripts for my company.

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    chris_weaver  about 2 months ago

    Why you don’t often see professional writers at school on Career Day.

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    k_aplin  about 2 months ago

    Pretty bitter, Pastis.

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    RobinHood  about 2 months ago

    I asked Neil Gaiman why he wanted to be a writer, he said because he had stories and didn’t trust others to tell them for him.

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    Indianapolis Smith  about 2 months ago

    Why is someone asking the (apparently male) author to “have my babies”? I realize this is a comic strip, but still…

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    rick92040  about 2 months ago

    Did Pastis write a book??

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Wow, dude. You wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for Pastis

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    DCBakerEsq  about 2 months ago

    I remember the first time I was published. My wife simply asked, “How much does it pay?”

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    Leadvilledave  about 2 months ago

    i’ve had three murder mysteries published, my fourth will be out this summer

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    Troglodyte  about 2 months ago

    Rat is an inspiration – for suicide.

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    JohnNeal  about 2 months ago

    thrive on crushed dreams? there goes my writing career

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    AnthonyThomas  about 2 months ago

    funny!

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    Sharon L. Smatusek Harris  about 2 months ago

    Writers write because they must…

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    Hapthorn  about 2 months ago

    I’ve sold 22 novels to publishers large and small in several countries. A week before my first novel came out, the publisher was taken over by a conglomerate and dissolved. My book, not the new owner’s stock in trade, went straight to the warehouse and stayed there.

    But I later got the rights back and sold it to Time-Warner. You win some, you lose some.

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    BubbleTape Premium Member about 2 months ago

    pain is my fuel

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member about 2 months ago

    There is always this reaction to contend with: “Will you gave me some copies?”

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    hariseldon59  about 2 months ago

    I’ve had dozens of research papers published in scientific journals. No books yet though.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  about 2 months ago

    I was going to write, but then I went left!

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    Trina Talma Premium Member about 2 months ago

    And the second book, and the third book… I’ve published ten and I’m still waiting.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member about 2 months ago

    My third most unexpected publication, a letter in Avengers #22 in 1963.

    My second most unexpected publication, seeing the same letter reprinted in miniseries Avengers 3.1 in 2017. [This was a 54 years reboot of the 1963 story.]

    My absolutely most unexpected publication, on the Marvel Comics official website, an interview with me about seeing the letter reprinted and how comics have changed over the decades.

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    Concretionist  about 2 months ago

    Real writers write the way most of us eat or breathe: No choice, though you can delay it a bit sometimes. The old “Suffer for your writing” shtick is true, but for a different reason: It’s hard to earn a living wage when your mind and spirit are spinning around how… exactly… to convey the scene in your mind.

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    xXAndezXx  about 2 months ago

    Life of a writer

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Do cartoonists have the same experience?

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    Sisyphos  about 2 months ago

    Yeah. I never get the adulation I deserve! (Or do I, and that’s the problem?)

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