And then you can utilize it. Or hide it in a drawer for a day when it makes more sense. But some pieces of writing advice are, honestly, sacrosanct. Like, one rule is:
Writing poems, making books, changing diapers, and living thankful. Friday, May 18, Writing Blind: Maribel is a writer and blogger from Melbourne, Australia. She was diagnosed at 17 with a degenerative eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa in the late 70s.
Writing advice, as I am wont to say, is half-a-bag of nonsense. It’s a wonderful, heady, narcotic mix of survivorship bias and whisper-down-the-lane stories, a steady parade of bullshit in . Mar 15, · 25 Ways to Rock Writers Conferences After more than a decade of attending and speaking at writers conferences, I've compiled a list of the most essential writing conference tips for writers who are considering getting out to an event. Dec 12, · Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds. Hey Did You Know I Write Books. Blog; But you still gotta know that it’s bullshit. I also increasingly like to make clear that writing advice is nothing more than giving an opinion, and it is similar to the opinion as to how one should wear their hair or parent their child: while there are a few.
She is the mother of four children and is currently writing a collection of short stories for publication. Her other passion is music and Maribel works with her partner in their recording studio in her role as "big ears. Maribel Steel, Australian writer and blogger Writing Blind: How Blind People Manage to Write Have you ever wondered how a writer with vision-impairment or total blindness is able to operate a computer without seeing the screen?
How do they move around in Cyber-space without cursing the cursor? How do they craft their work writing blind? With patience and persistence like every other writer — and with a keen ear filtering the incessant dialog of a know-it-all computer program called JAWS Job Access With Speech.
Bye-bye Braille Gone are the days when Braille was the only option available at their fingertips. Nowadays, it is hard to keep up with all the technical advancements and handy gadgets that help them to function independently in a visual world.
Fortunately technology today is so advanced, people like myself, with little or no sight can link with others through the World-Wide-Web. As a vision-impaired writer I compose stories, store documents to folders, read and send e-mails, create posts for blogs and surf the Internet — all without being able to see the screen on my laptop.
Once upon a time, in the dark ages I used an electric typewriter and magnifying glass to read and write with — but inmy writing ability soared to new heights when I took part in a series of training sessions for blind computer users.
This is when I was introduced to the 'guy' who likes to run the show, JAWS — a screen-reading program with a robotic synthesized voice.
He may lack a warm tone and natural human inflection but I will give him due credit for guiding me through the computer maze from start up to shut down.
I don't even have to use a mouse — or a rat, or even a cute koala — because the keys on my laptop have been assigned special functions. It is remembering them all that is the fun part! The hardest thing was getting used to the speed of the robotic mono-tone voice: After a year or so, the process became easier and more logical — JAWS was my inseparable office buddy: No matter how rapidly I scoot around my files today, JAWS is right there with me, not missing a beat.
So how does it all work? You could say I push his buttons and he takes it like a trooper! He announces streams of information like, "Menus…leaving menus.
File…edit file…leaving file…not connected, wireless networks are available. Enter — library documents …items…view…list box…Robert Brewer blog post …edit. Do you want to save your changes? It is like having a verbose parrot perched continually on one's laptop. JAWS will read lashings of codes and numbers not even present on the screen so I have been told and thinks it very helpful to read headings in my Inbox several times until I thump the Control key which shuts him up — but only briefly.
Sometimes, JAWS darts around open files and I have to work out which one he has disappeared into by striking the Tab key to find him again.
Maybe this is revenge for my earlier request to quit JAWS? He picks up most spelling errors and dares to offer suggestions for new words — thanks JAWS but that's not the word I am looking for.
For some reason, JAWS announces all sorts of details that make it impossible to know where he is and who's wall we are looking at?
What happened to my helpful, chatty friend? Oh well, I guess it's good to know his limitations, he is 'human' after all. And so, this is how I write blind with a computer — but there is just one last thing I would like to mention.
As amazing as it is to be able to do all these things with JAWS, I still rely on my supportive family who take time to look over my work, attach photos to files and set default settings within documents. Because sometimes, you know, it is just easier than working with a chatterbox!Writing advice, as I am wont to say, is half-a-bag of nonsense.
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January 8, Recently, I wrote a post called, “How Chuck Wendig Writes A Novel.” Just after writing that, I threw myself into the churning gears of editing and rewriting not one novel, but three — I spoke a little on Twitter about said editing.
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