• Writing

    Writing and Being Deaf

    There is absolutely nothing to prevent deaf folks, whether culturally deaf and using ASL or not, from becoming writers. We can write. We can throw down poems from our minds on paper. We can shape the stories in our minds into the written word. We can also do this in ASL, but I ask: why not both? Why not dismiss the idea of English as being a language that belongs to hearing individuals and reject the idea that to be a skilled writer, you need to hear. Reject it! Why not be bi-lingual, embracing both sign language AND this lovely and sometimes confusing language called English. (Well, truth be told-…

  • Writing

    Coffee is my vice, how about yours?

    In a few minutes, I plan to open the rough draft of my sequel to The Goblin Road. I suspect that after 4 months of not writing a single word in there, that it’ll look somewhat foreign. So I surround myself with the pleasant atmosphere of a coffeehouse, and I arm myself with a medium cup of java with 5 Splendas and 2 creams. The excessive Splenda’s a necessity: Sweetness against the monster sequel. Will it burn me with its fire, or will I subdue it with coffee and determination? What’s your vice for writing?

  • Writing

    Shall We Write?

    You and I? Shall we write? One word after another until something interesting is born onto the web, a screaming literary baby? Or, abandoning the net for more sheltered writing, shall we work on rough drafts of our too-big, too-small projects? The time might be near for me. The sequel isn’t dead, merely sleeping.