3/7/17

Readers Answers to Tuesday's Question...What Is...

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's/Wednesday's Question. Actually, it's Tuesday's Question, but it is so late in the day, I added a slash. My apologies for the lapses between posts on ANPITS.

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.

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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: 

As much as I love words, I'll choose a picture. Words have layers of meanings aside from the dictionary meaning so the same word could elicit different emotional responses. And if you need to clarify then either the original wasn't written well or you start to beat a dead horse. Of course pictures elicit different responses from different people. While essential meanings might be obvious that's not how humans seem to operate. We bring ourselves to everything.
March 7, 2017 at 10:53 PM
 Then, Sandee,  of  Comedy Plus, said, 

I think visual people would need the picture or painting. I'm an avid reader so I don't need the picture of the painting. A well written book and I can visualize whatever they want me too. Perhaps even more. I'll go with the words.

Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Simon. ♥♥♥
March 8, 2017 at 8:47 AM
 And read this one from Jan, of The Poodle And Dog Blog 

I have yet to see that picture that is supposed to be worth 1000 words so I'll choose words.
March 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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And Cheri of Badon's Employment cracked me up, 

Here's her answer,  

Well, damn, I can't up load the picture! So I guess I have to go with words.
March 8, 2017 at 11:19 PM
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Thanks to all of you who participated and remember you can answer Tuesday's Question all week and I will publish your answers. :)
 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.
Okay, here's my answer, 

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.


Special note:

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. :)













7 comments:

Grace said...

As much as I love words, I'll choose a picture. Words have layers of meanings aside from the dictionary meaning so the same word could elicit different emotional responses. And if you need to clarify then either the original wasn't written well or you start to beat a dead horse. Of course pictures elicit different responses from different people. While essential meanings might be obvious that's not how humans seem to operate. We bring ourselves to everything.

Sandee said...

I think visual people would need the picture or painting. I'm an avid reader so I don't need the picture of the painting. A well written book and I can visualize whatever they want me too. Perhaps even more. I'll go with the words.

Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Simon. ♥♥♥

Jan said...

I have yet to see that picture that is supposed to be worth 1000 words so I'll choose words.

Cheri said...

Well, damn, I can't up load the picture! So I guess I have to go with words.

Ann Clemmons said...


Hey Grace, excellent answer. I couldn't have come close to saying it better. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to answer this thought provoking question.

I miss you. I'm trying to catch up on blogging. When I started blogging I wasn't sending out manuscripts and writing local print ads, so it's taking some time for me to adjust. I'm sure you know what I mean. But, I'll catch up. What I'm trying to say is I'm sorry I haven't paid you a visit in some time, but I will.

And again, I love your answer.

xoxo

Ann Clemmons said...


Sandee, I could have guessed your answer and like Grace, I truly couldn't have said it better. I know you are an avid reader, like myself, so I thought this question would be easy for you.

I just love intelligent comments and I knew you would write one.

And as always, thanks for participating. It's Thursday, so I hope you will read this comment because I appreciate your support.

Have a super great day, my friend, and I will send Simon his scritches. He likes your scritches more than his hair brush. In fact, I have to keep getting different color hair brushes because when he sees them he hides under the bed. :)

"Big hugs" back to you.

Ann Clemmons said...


Jan, -Laughing- I've yet to see that picture too. In fact, I wonder where that 'cliche came from and I cannot believe I used a 'cliche for Tuesday's Question, but like I said, I thought the answers would be interesting and they have been.

Thank you for visiting and participating. Have a great day!

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