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Who else is exhausted from TMI?
« on: June 27, 2020, 01:50:29 pm »
Good grief.

There's a zillion answers to a single question and I think the best answer is your own.
How do you feel about what you just asked?

Do you already know the answer?

Such a soupy mess out there right now. I would hope that authors that can at least apply proper grammar and punctuation might get a pass, but alas.

The public is weird. lol


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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 02:01:24 pm »
    Can't add anything - all I can do is  ;D

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 03:22:09 pm »
    Do you mean asking questions here, in Writer's Cafe?  If so, I agree that there can be a thousand different answers to a single question... making it difficult to know which answer might be the best.  Sometimes the answers are on a spectrum like a bell curve... it's possible that the "best" answer could be the one that is given most often.    ???
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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 04:14:04 pm »
    The problem then becomes - when you accept that 'most often' answer, you become that answer, and never stray, then pass it on as truth and it becomes "the answer", so thereby lose some creativity of your own. 

    Remember, the answer most often stated might be inaccurate - it might just be the most stated because others state it as fact.  Accept hints and direction, but do your own research, find your own facts, or data.

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 06:44:15 pm »
    The problem then becomes - when you accept that 'most often' answer, you become that answer, and never stray, then pass it on as truth and it becomes "the answer", so thereby lose some creativity of your own. 

    Remember, the answer most often stated might be inaccurate - it might just be the most stated because others state it as fact.  Accept hints and direction, but do your own research, find your own facts, or data.

    I agree, many times authors advise--very strongly sometimes--to do A, B, or C.  They swear by this method or that tactic, and believe/imply/suggest that "this is what I did, and I'm selling well, so this is what works."  What those well-meaning people don't seem to realize is that whatever steps they took won't necessarily work for everyone.  Or maybe even anyone.
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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 06:51:31 pm »
    Good grief.

    There's a zillion answers to a single question and I think the best answer is your own.
    How do you feel about what you just asked?

    Do you already know the answer?

    Such a soupy mess out there right now. I would hope that authors that can at least apply proper grammar and punctuation might get a pass, but alas.

    The public is weird. lol


    I have no idea what you are asking. TMI refers to "Too Much Information". Where is there too much information?

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 09:16:07 pm »
    Everyone filters out what they take in. It's just part of the process. You make your own decisions.

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 10:26:34 pm »
    More exhausted from the apocalyptic nightmare that is 2020. If someone pitched this as a movie, the studio would say no that's too over the top.

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 11:53:00 pm »
    More exhausted from the apocalyptic nightmare that is 2020. If someone pitched this as a movie, the studio would say no that's too over the top.

    This. I can't believe how disastrous 2020 is turning out to be. It's really unbelievable.
    Writing is my refuge from this insanity.

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 02:00:03 pm »
    More exhausted from the apocalyptic nightmare that is 2020. If someone pitched this as a movie, the studio would say no that's too over the top.

    Seriously, I never thought the apocalypse would be so slow and painful. All the books have it happening in a few days, maybe a month at most. Here we are months in, and it looks like it's just going to keep on sliding down to h-e-1-1 like molasses in winter.

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 03:25:28 pm »
    Wow. I forgot about this thread. Thanks for reviving it.

    Actually, I was talking about getting everything right before publishing. It's scary.

    I remember having so many questions and no one to ask except Google. Nobody gets it unless they do, which is rare. haha

    Google (or whatever search engine) can lead you to all kinds of dead ends. It's frustrating.

    That's what I meant. I had to learn as I went, as I'm sure many others are doing. It's no fun.


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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #11 on: June 29, 2020, 07:00:27 pm »

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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #12 on: June 29, 2020, 09:47:54 pm »
    Wow. I forgot about this thread. Thanks for reviving it.

    Actually, I was talking about getting everything right before publishing. It's scary.

    I remember having so many questions and no one to ask except Google. Nobody gets it unless they do, which is rare. haha

    Google (or whatever search engine) can lead you to all kinds of dead ends. It's frustrating.

    That's what I meant. I had to learn as I went, as I'm sure many others are doing. It's no fun.

    Search engines used to give a lot more pertinent results than they have over the past year or two. I can't put my finger on the issue exactly, but I do not recall having so much trouble finding info, an old news article, or the like, using search engines earlier in the last decade. A few years ago something changed, especially on Google, but other search engines are also a bit hit and miss. Luckily for my own books most of what I need is already in my head, or it is easy-to-find information -- no search engine really needed.


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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #13 on: June 30, 2020, 07:07:41 am »
    Search engines were once remarkable tools for gathering facts and information.  But, search engines have evolved into advertising monsters -

    For example, when you enter Colorado NPS into the bar, you get pages of hotels and restaurants somewhere in Colorado, and relatively near national parks. `\o/`


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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #15 on: July 01, 2020, 02:06:03 pm »
    Behind a paywall for me.

    Found it here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/investing/comments/169o9j/the_parable_of_the_ox/

    Thank you for posting this link because Isaac's didn't work for me, either.

    This is too funny and I just love it, for whatever it's worth..............

     ;D
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    Re: Who else is exhausted from TMI?
    « Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 07:06:07 pm »
    Behind a paywall for me.

    Found it here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/investing/comments/169o9j/the_parable_of_the_ox/

    Thanks for the (free) link. Now I feel bad for the ox.
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