Archive for the “careers/jobs for people who are blind” Category

Part II: Interview with Robin Sitten, the narrator of Writing Out Loud

November 19, 20175 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs

In case you missed my last post: You heard that right: The audio version of “Writing Out Loud” is now available at Amazon.com. And Audible.com, too. But wait. There’s more! Thanks to my publisher — Golden Alley Press — you can win a free audio book! Just email bethfinke@goldenalleypress.com and enter WOL Freebie in the […]

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What’s the best thing you ever bought, borrowed or stole?

November 11, 20178 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, politics, teaching memoir, writing prompts

This week I asked writers in my memoir classes to put together 500-word essays about the best thing they ever bought, borrowed or stole. Essays came back about a yoyo, a wedding dress, college educations, a maternity dress, a black walnut dining table, condos with lake views, a black leather jacket, artwork, a stylish mmauve […]

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Guest post: Aunty Maggy restores her spirits

November 8, 20178 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, teaching memoir, writing prompts

When I assigned “Spirits” as a writing prompt over the Halloween weekend, I expected the writers in my memoir classes to come back with stories of living in houses that were haunted, going to psychics, reading Tarot Cards, seeing ghosts or visits from the “other side.” Instead, I heard essays about team spirit, kindred spirits, […]

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I swear I said Astros

November 5, 201714 CommentsPosted in baseball, blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, technology for people who are blind

When I fell a couple winters ago and broke some fingers in my left hand, I started toying around with a dictation feature on the iPhone. The microphone next to the space bar on the keyboard is far more accurate than Siri, and last month I showed an 80-year-old writer in one of the memoir-writing […]

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