Pickles by Brian Crane for March 01, 2023

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    allen@home  9 months ago

    Don’t have much confidence in Opal’s ability do you Earl.

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    Templo S.U.D.  9 months ago

    good job, Earl

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    wha’cha gonna tell her once she’s rejected by a dozen or so more?

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    gbars70  9 months ago

    Earshot, Earl…

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    stairsteppublishing  9 months ago

    Some well know authors have been rejected far more than a dozen times. Take heart Opal, there is a publisher out there just waiting for your submission. If you don’t want to wait for a publisher, publish it yourself. Have a signing party, invite your friends. Contact your newspaper and local TV station. Let it be known that the proceeds to the local (fill in the blank) charity. Perhaps the local humane society. Make it an annual event.

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    TonysSon  9 months ago

    If Opal had heard Earl’s last remark, her response wouldn’t be suitable for print.

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member 9 months ago

    Shut up, keeps her busy!

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    SNVBD  9 months ago

    survivor bias

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    iggyman  9 months ago

    And Roscoe takes it all in!

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    eced52  9 months ago

    He should have said, on the other hand a lot of no talent hacks get printed.

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    PraiseofFolly  9 months ago

    “Writing: The Art of putting black letters on white paper in succession until the impression is created that something has been said.” — Alexander Woollcott

    And in that regard, there’s no rushin’ Russians.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Really feeling the Support Earl !

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    jagedlo  9 months ago

    Maybe she should try publishing it under Muffin’s name….https://www.gocomics.com/pickles/2023/02/23

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    enigmamz  9 months ago

    Hey, you can always find work in comic strips.

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    ANIMAL  9 months ago

    He doesn’t know when to QUIT.!!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 9 months ago

    Stephen King had many rejections until a friend hooked him up with someone who bought Carrie.

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    kaycstamper  9 months ago

    I’m glad you didn’t say that to Opal, Earl.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 9 months ago

    Anyone can write a book. Getting farther than that is the hard part. Opal typed a book in a few days with little to no previous thought about it. Maybe she should write about her experiences with Earl.

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    ladykat  9 months ago

    Are you calling Opal a no talent hack, Earl?

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    Sir Isaac  9 months ago

    John Steinbeck explained the difference between an average an a great writer. "If a man absolutely has to get to the top of a hill and a taxi comes along and gives him a ride that’s average. But if the taxi runs over him so now he has to get to the top of the hill with a broken leg that’s a great writer.

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    Barnabus Blackoak  9 months ago

    and a LOT of no talent hacks get published !

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    Bookworm  9 months ago

    For every accepted manuscript, every writer has a drawer full of rejection notices (possibly for the same manuscript). Writing is both an art and a craft, and success is based on so many subjective variables. Writers know this, but they keep on doing it anyway because they’re writers. It’s what writers do; they write!

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    forusingyt  9 months ago

    Roscoe REWLS. Best character in the strip.

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    KEA  9 months ago

    “But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.” — Carl Sagan

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 9 months ago

    It would be helpful to hire an illustrator to make the book more fun. Unless Opal is an artist?

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    sparkle 13 Premium Member 9 months ago

    LOUDER Earl!!! Lol

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    bwswolf  9 months ago

    Hopefully, Earl said that “AFTER” She had left the room ……. :)

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    MarshaOstroff  9 months ago

    It’s nice to see Earl being supportive of his wife’s efforts.

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    tung cha cha cha  9 months ago

    Don’t need talent, just get a hungry celebrity to claim they wrote the children’s book and tout your book on all the talk shows.

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    zeexenon  9 months ago

    She may want to do some deeper research.

    ’Reading The Martian. First problem, also stated in a scientific presentation a decade or two ago, about engines that will get you there faster. This case, an ion engine. Question: How do you stop when you get there?

    In the presentation, the speaker’s crew came out and took him off the stage after he hemmed and hawed.

    First thought, turn around at half way point, Then average speed cut in half. Darn! Second thought, carry today’s fuel and engine, but just enough to break.

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    T...  9 months ago

    His dog won’t tell, he’s man’s best friend…

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    paullp Premium Member 9 months ago

    Earl was indeed smart enough — this time — to hold his final comment until Opal left the room.

    You’re never too old to learn, Earl.

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