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Mark Lazer
08-02-2006, 06:12 PM
My second published story, here's a link: http://dogmatika.com/dm/features_more.php?id=1888_0_5_0_M

I think the best compliment I ever got was with this story. It makes people sad enough to cry. Evoking such a great emotion must be the best compliment a writer can get...

bubblegirl
08-02-2006, 06:16 PM
Congratulations. If people react like that, you know you have done your job. However, you have to be careful what you invoke. My father read the first chapter of my autobiography and was quite angry he hadn't known about the abusive relationship. I'd never seen him so irritable!

Another section of the autobiography made my mother cry. Once again, I couldn't believe it.


My previous book, A Doggy Diary, was a comedy so the only reaction they'd given was laughter. I certainly wasn't prepared for tears or anger!

Stew21
08-02-2006, 07:20 PM
that is definitely a compliment! Evoking emotion is what this stuff is all about! Great job! congrats!

Pat~
08-02-2006, 07:35 PM
Mark, congratulations! Touching people's lives is why we write; you must be elated! :)

Birol
08-02-2006, 07:40 PM
It's a good feeling to make people feel bad, isn't it? :D

NeuroFizz
08-02-2006, 07:59 PM
Well done, Mark. Congrats.

Cath
08-02-2006, 08:08 PM
Congratulations, Mark.

Heartsease
08-02-2006, 09:20 PM
Congratulations Mark. What a great compliment to your work

LA

Mark Lazer
08-03-2006, 12:48 AM
Well, it doesn't feel good to make people cry, but if people get emotionally involved to my work, yes, that's a good feeling.

Sury
08-03-2006, 07:09 AM
Wonderful, Mark! That has to be a big accomplishment for a writer. :)

Sury

Susie
08-05-2006, 10:42 PM
Mark, congrats! and :welcome: to the cooler. That's super.

stormie
08-05-2006, 10:56 PM
Great, Mark! I like to call it "writing from the heart."

Lee_OC
08-08-2006, 06:18 AM
That's a great compliment! Congratulations!

stephblake24
08-08-2006, 05:18 PM
I love that. My question is: Did you cry while writing it?

Laurie
08-08-2006, 05:27 PM
Congrats!

DeborahM
08-08-2006, 06:16 PM
Congrats, Mark! What a great compliment!

oarsman
08-08-2006, 09:02 PM
Congratulations Mark!

Mayor of Moronia
08-08-2006, 09:09 PM
I strive to detonate emoto-bombs, with plentiful radioactive residue, with readers. Focus their minds and loins and guts like lasers.

Mark Lazer
08-23-2006, 04:53 PM
I love that. My question is: Did you cry while writing it?
Interesting question, but, no, I never cried at anything I wrote. Well, maybe something that was poorly written...