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‘How I Write’

by Anthony Ridgway

Anthony Ridgway has made this short video to show how he wrote his children’s book Wizzy the Animal Whisperer.

 

Anthony, who has cerebral palsy and is partially sighted, writes using Dolphin Guide, a computer programme that enables him to find the keys on a large keyboard with the computer speaking out each letter, number and space as he presses the relevant key.
     It is a similar way of writing to that used by Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, but Stephen uses a combination of head, eye, and cheek movements to operate the computer, as well as predicted text which speeds up his writing.
     Using Dolphin Guide on his PC, Anthony writes for an hour or two each day. It is a laborious process … as Anthony says, Because I only write with one finger, it takes me about a year to write a book.

 

“Wizzy, the Animal Whisperer made me laugh out loud.” David Suchet

 

“. . . funny, imaginative and extremely visual, and the wonderful illustrations by the talented Suzan Houching bring this great story to life even more.” Ros Holness

 

To buy the book Wizzy the Animal Whisperer

written by Anthony Ridgway

and illustrated by

Suzan Houching

go to LittleKnollBookshop  

 

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