Thursday, February 26, 2015
Talking the talk, or not
I'm worried that I will fall into one of those verbal blank periods where I can't bring up words. This actually happens every once in awhile. I'll be talking to someone and suddenly can't bring up words. I become dumbstruck, speechless. I still have body language, but I don't think that will get me far in a classroom. I've stuffed my bag full of recent writing, so I can always read, or I can make them write and read back to me.
There is probably some neurological explanation for my word-out periods, but what good would it do to have a diagnosis? It all comes down to "You are old and sometimes wordless--adapt."
Carol is one fine fiction writer and knows more about fiction than I ever knew. If I become wordless, she can be the ventriloquist and I'll be her dummy. That should work.
Posted by Louise Plummer at 7:38 AM