…Authoress friend, Gay Ingram, shoulda been a diplomat…

…the first thing yeez do to resolve an argument is to smack the other person soundly across the chops… oh, no, wait a minute… that’s only for Docklands Govan in Glasgow where I was brought up… my Authoress pal, Gay Ingram has developed another, better solution it would seem:


Why Comparing Apples and Oranges?

A reader asked what was the significance of my blog’s title…Comparing Apples and Oranges. When I began to write this blog, I had no idea what I would choose to write about. I just knew I wanted it to be informative and entertaining. But, as they say, different folks need different strokes, so…

Comparing apples and oranges has to do with a long-standing difference between my husband and myself. He’s a pessimist…his first answer is always “no” and first to point out the negative aspects of a discussion. I, on the other hand, have been called an optimist…usually willing to seek out the positive.

When a difference of opinion on a subject appears to come to a stand-off, our continued arguments fall on deaf ears because we are seeing the situation from two different perspectives. Our only recourse when one or the other recognizes this, is to ease the tension by pointing out we are comparing apples with oranges. Over the years, we’ve come to an understanding…we basically agreed to disagree.

It’s taken many years to come to this realisation, but ever since we’ve started doing this, it has really eased the tension.

Thinking about this, I wondered how that aspect could be applicable to writing. How about developing those opposing viewpoints in two characters, each determined to convince the other of their rightness? And all the time they are really talking about two different aspects of the argument. Can’t wait to find some place to try this out.

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…right, m’Lady, Gay.. I’ll store away my knuckledusters and have a go at your method…
…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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11 responses to “…Authoress friend, Gay Ingram, shoulda been a diplomat…

  1. Rosa Ave Fénix

    Seumas… really you have a bunch of friends… and what is more, writers. It must be very nice to be among them!!!!!!

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  2. Funnily enough, I was listening to a very heated argument the other day, where each person had a valid point to make and neither one was about to stop arguing until someone gave in. I was rivetted! Could any of my characters have an argument like that?

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  3. It would make for great reading indeed. Thanks Seumas and Gay.

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  4. Thanks for posting, Seamus. My husband and I are in the second half-century of our marraige – I think this is working.

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  5. An interesting introduction to Gay Ingram, I like her perspective.

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