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    Ron Marz is back this week with the advice he plans to give his daughter if she pursues her goal to become a writer. The ups, the downs and how to navigate the murky waters.


    Full article here.

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    This is great. I want to be a writer myself, but I've been so devastated by my lack of ability to meet my own standards that I have often lazily chosen not to write at all. Only now am I beginning to build momentum and write more....

    The real turning point for me was when I started calling myself "a writer" not just inwardly, but outwardly. A large part of my problem was that I simply wasn't comfortable with putting myself out there, but now that I have, its motivated me to live up to the title of "writer" that I've claimed in front of people.

    So, basically, thanks for this article. Very inspiring.
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    Great article, Ron.

    I'm still working my way toward getting published, and my son is an aspiring writer, too.

    I was thrilled the other day when he showed me a few pages of a comic script. Nine years old, and if I taught him nothing else, he now knows how to write offpanel dialogue and captions!

    Look forward to reading Voodoo.
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    Thanks Ron... always nice to get the occasional kick up the arse.

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    I liked his suggestions a lot, but the format was cheesy.

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    Nice write-up, Mr. Marz.

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    "...confuse 'writing' with 'typing'."

    A true golden nugget there, Ron

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    You'll have to tell her to write down all of this, too :D

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    This is a fantastic article, I like the generalizations rather than any specifics (and the story re Jurgens/Salvatore is a nice touch as well...)
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    All true,I'm sure. I recommend that folks who are still interested in becoming...and this is specific...a 'professional writer' google John Scalzi and his own book on this.

    I have no interest in being a professional writer-- but I do write and I draw. Not worried about being a pro-- just writinganddrawing and not so much the paycheck.

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