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Posted:10/31/2014 2:53:57 AM
When I wrote my first book I thought I had written many more pages than what the final formatted product was. Now I know why some authors repeat themselves over and over throughout the volume. I find that exasperating as I read. Then there are those who describe in great detail what a character is wearing or how their hair is arranged. Filler. Fat on the bones. I firmly believe the reader should use their imagination to make the characters and plot more familiar to themselves. Of course, like you said, some people don't know how to exercise their minds.

Posted:10/31/2014 2:33:05 AM
I'm not sure I follow you there. Do you mean remembering the same thing only in a different manner is like cloning? We know that there are long term memories like childhood occurances and short term like a class/quiz now move on sort of thing. Education memories are a whole different aspect. As time passes a person retains very little in an instant recall mode yet the entire course can guide actions and decisions later on in life in a subconcious manner.

Posted:10/29/2014 8:20:29 AM
Oopz, zorry. Perhaps I should at least glance at my ramblings before posting? My typing finger is all swelled up like a big fat sausage. Maybe I should get one of those projectable keyboad things.

Posted:10/29/2014 8:07:07 AM
What's amazing to me is how many people there are who are proud they never read a book. A book is a lot like wine, some are blah and forgetable, some are priceless and change your life. Of course it all depends on the individual palatte.

Posted:10/28/2014 4:59:45 PM
The schools use those tablet computers now. Presumably they are better than books. Maybe. There are pros and cons. When I was a kid those stones we had to chisel were heavy and hurt like hell when you dropped one on your toe. You don't have to hook a charger to a book and the pages never go blank. Plus, no subliminal messages. Selling books, I noticed the trend is 50/50 or so between real books and ebooks. One thing though, I can't sign an ebook and create a collectors item. That could be the difference between 50ยข and a dollar at the yard sale.

Posted:10/28/2014 2:13:10 AM
Personally, I thought it was slowing down. My little grandson asked me what a goblin was. I realized I only had a vague idea myself. So I took him in my office and got down the encyclopedia. Here we had a problem. He had not ever opened a volume of the encyclopedia before. He thought it was really cool. Not only did we learn about goblins, ghouls, genies, ghengis khan and gametes we spent some time together. He took the "A" book home. For some reason I feel pretty good about that.

Posted:10/26/2014 2:38:35 PM
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Posted:10/26/2014 6:22:14 AM
I knew as soon as I posted that, that I hadn't considered other cultures. I stand corrected. From the earliest industrys of man like in South Africa and the Adam's Calendar ruins with evidence of extensive gold mining 70,000+ years ago whatever we do we care little for enviromental concerns. Our fumblebumbling along during the industrial age has become a disaster. What nasty creatures we can be.

Posted:10/26/2014 6:04:25 AM
Yes, why indeed? A salesman I met once told me how remembering names is a learned excersize. I can remember numbers with ease, SSN, phone numbers, license plates, drivers license, etc but birthdays? Fahgitabowdit. What I think is funny is how someone can tell me their name and two minutes later I beg pardon and ask for it again. ;-)
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Posted:10/24/2014 7:37:38 PM
Jewish gypsies from Ireland? There's a thought!