The great "met-Deaf-wow" novel, with SignWriting.

Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 26 19:13:44 UTC 2008

thats a very beautiful writing (in English and ASL)

wow! :-)

Keep it up - maybe we ll do the same thing in English and NISL

(dont glare at me, Mammy Val! ;-) )


On 26/02/2008, Kimberley Shaw <skifoot at> wrote:
> Hello Val and all the SW-listserv folks:
> it has been a LONG time since I've done anything on the SignWriting
> site directly ... but I am very much still in the signing world, and
> still using my SignWriting. As a matter of fact, I just showed it to a
> Deaf friend the other day, and it was so much fun to watch him begin
> to *read* the signs very quickly after I showed him how SignWriting
> works. So intuitive for us visual folks!
> So, here is why I have been too busy to put words into the ASL puddle
> -- I have been writing a novel.
> Truly!
> No, I have never done anything of the sort before, but this is what
> happens when an idea comes along and begins to grow. And grow. In this
> case, there is a mainstreamed girl who goes to a school which is a lot
> like Hogwarts, but American. But when a hard-of-hearing person tries
> to fit into an environment where spells are all spoken, things do not
> go as smoothly as they ought to. Then she encounters a group of
> witches and wizards who use Sign ...
> And of course, I plan to write all of the Signed dialog directly in
> SignWriting, and hope to find a publisher who is agreeable with this
> concept! The picture attached gives a sneak peek at some dialog in
> Chapter 6. For those who would like to follow the novel, a preliminary
> version of it appears at -- but minus the
> SignWriting, alas.
> All the best,
> Kim from Boston
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