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So I'm writing a novel from a blind man's prespective...

...And I need a bit of help. I tried blindfolding myself and walking around in a museum to get a feel for what it's but I tripped over an artificial stalagmite and nearly fell of a railing.

...Anyhow, I feel an interview with someone blind would be a better way to get some research. By the way, my character has been blind since birth, and is totally blind. If I ask or do anything to offend you, I apologize and will try not to. Here are the most important questions I'd like to know that I can think of off the top of my head.

1. How do you describe other people if you can't see their faces?
2. If you were to use poetic terms, how would you describe the world around you not based on visuals?
3. What makes you feel the most uncomfortable or frightened?
4. Do you precive (Ugh spelling.) the world any more differently than someone else?

That's all I can think of right now. I'd love to hear from you.

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Re:So I'm writing a novel from a blind man's prespective...



i have plenty of answers. i have only been blind for 4 years, so i can help you on the differences of being sighted and blind. feel free to email me at jackiebetsy@bellsouth.net


Re:So I'm writing a novel from a blind man's prespective...



Well, I am going to give you some answer, but I am going to sound a bit different then most on blind sites. Here we go.
1. How do you describe other people if you can't see their faces?
I describe there character and ideologies
2. If you were to use poetic terms, how would you describe the world around you not based on visuals?
by sounds and what I hear. I usually talk about the character and personalities of people based on there philosophies
3. What makes you feel the most uncomfortable or frightened?
When I must see to do something and I am not allowed to modify it just even slightly.
4. Do you perceive .) the world any more differently than someone else?
reality is not perceived it is realized.


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