Author Q&A: Belo Cipriani, “Blind: A Memoir” on Write On Online

Excerpt: “What inspired you to write your memoir: Blind? When I lost my sight, I sought comfort in literature and found some great memoirs about blind people. Nonetheless, individuals who were born blind authored many of the books I read; this left me with many unanswered questions. For that reason, I focused my memoir on the assimilation period, which took place in the two years following the assault. I purposely wrote short chapters to walk sighted people through different aspects of learning to do things when a person loses their sight. I think that people with vision are most curious about how the blind deal with mundane tasks. Therefore, I focus on topics such as cooking, grooming, learning Braille, getting a guide dog, and dating.” For the full Q&A, click here:...

Q&A With Writer Belo Cipriani on W³ Sidecar

Excerpt: “What do you find most challenging about writing? As a blind writer, the most challenging part of writing is formatting. I type with the help of a screen reader, an application that reads out loud the text on the screen in a robotic voice, and things like indenting blocks of dialogue or setting words in Italics are tough. Sometimes, I ask a friend to take a peek at my work to ensure it looks pretty on the page. However, I don’t always have a pair of eyes I can borrow and take a ridiculously long time to format visual elements with audio output.” For the full Q&A, click here:...

Belo Cipriani on Being A Good Man…

“Our fast paced world makes us all a bit impatient from time to time. This leads to the inability to keep or maintain hope. I believe that a good man is one who is able to create hope for himself on a daily basis—despite modern inconveniences. What makes this  a challenging task is that creating hope varies from one person to the next. How I create hope for myself is through teaching, playing with my guide dog Madge, and writing. I invite all men to make time to practice the things they love to do not the things they believe society wants them to do. In creating hope for yourself one can achieve amore rewarding level of awareness which others will notice and enjoy having around.” Hyperlink: GoodMenProject.com  ...