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One of the things I have read and heard from almost all authors I have read or listened to (and most cartoonists, too), is the need to “write every day”.

I understand the premise, but I almost never adhere to it. Maybe that’s because, as much as I love writing (and cartooning) neither are my livelihood or, really, my passion. They are something I enjoy, but they are more of a release.

Which explains why I write and draw what I do. I’ve seen the writing tips that advise, “Find out what’s selling and write that.” I write and I draw what interests me. Let’s be honest: in the entire world there are only about 75-100 cartoonists who are making a living at cartooning. So the odds are against breaking into that cabal. Writing is about the same. So, I can either agonize over writing to sell or I can write what I enjoying reading.

Now that some of you are buying my books, I’m enjoying what I write even more. I like to think that my enjoyment of my stories comes across in my writing. I’ll keep doing that, then.

Just not every day. ;-)

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About Sam White

Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at www.tuttlecom.com and doctortuttle,com) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.”. He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as a chaplain with hospice. Contact him at garisonfitch@gmail.com In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.

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