I've been working hard lately and before I know it, I've run out of day, and one of my New Years Resolutions was to post as often as possible on the sunny side of the internet, which is A Nice Place In The Sun.
Okay, I will stop being corny and move on to Tuesday's Question. Tuesday's Question is a weekly, bi-weekly, tri-weekly, or monthly, - Just kidding, it's weekly- post in which I ask a question and if you wish to answer it, I will post a link back to your blog, and if you do not have a blog, I will publish your answer along with your name.
Warning: If I really like your answer, I may publish it in a post which will be published on Google Plus and other websites that are linked to ANPITS. So, let me know if you would rather I didn't publish your answer in comments, okay? I promise I will respect your wishes.
Today's question is...
Hey! It's Thursday and here are some great answers to Tuesday's Question. Be sure and visit these blogs because they are among the best on the internet. Just click on the name of the blog for the link.
The first answer is from Grace, of Dragon's Alley:
Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Simon. ♥♥♥
And Cheri of Badon's Employment cracked me up,
In your opinion, which is more valuable, A Picture or Painting Worth A Thousand Words Or A Thousand Words?
Before, I answer the question, I have to say, although I pride myself on writing original questions, I borrowed this one from a movie I recently watched on Netflix, entitled, Words And Pictures. I promise, I will continue to write original questions next week, but I thought this question would prove to be thought provoking.
Although, I'm a writer I still found this question difficult if not impossible to answer. Because I think the two compliment each other and that they are of equal value. But, if I had to pick, I would have to say a thousand words. I gave this question a lot of thought and decided that both are extremely valuable and really paintings, photography, and drawings use words in much the same way writers do, and good artists always show, not tell us about ourselves and the world around us.
Maybe it's because I'm a writer, I don't know, but I think thousand words provide more clarity and I think clarity is important when you are trying to illicit emotion. But, to be fair, both art forms leave it up to the person looking at a painting or reading a book to decide for themselves what they will take away from it.
And both never really tell a story, they show you one through the use of words or pictures. Writers paint stories through the use of imagery, whereas artists paint the scenery. However, I decided on writing for clarity, in addition to shaping characters we can relate to by the use of dialogue because we use language to communicate our emotions.
But, please do not get me wrong, I said if I had to decide between the two, when truly I think both pictures, paintings, etc...are as valuable as words.
Okay, now it's your turn...but don't worry, you have plenty of time, in fact I wrote this post so late, you can sleep on it. :)
Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun and I do hope you will return.
I've decided to let only the readers of ANPITS. read the first page of a short story this Thursday. I'm going to enter the story into a contest. It's a rough draft and the first page, but one day a reader suggested I write more on a subject I wrote a post about, and I decided it would make a good short story. I will let you know who the reader is on Thursday. I hope the contest will allow me to take you through the story, but they usually have strict rules, but we'll see.
Thanks again for visiting, and I cannot wait to read your answers. :)