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The creation of Blind Sight – Two authors, two perspectives


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Guest post: By Eliabeth Hawthorne

Inspirations from literature and bad table manners

There are two sides to every story.

That’s the major premise behind how Blind Sight is written. Anyone who has ever listened to grandparents talk to each other without their hearing aids knows how funny those conversations can be. What one of them says is not always what the other one hears. Or trying to understand someone when their mouth is full, I wanted to capture the misunderstandings that occur when the perspective is limited to a single point of view, but I couldn’t do it alone.

I was first inspired by Tom Stoppard who turned Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet into the comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Tom Stoppard’s play follows the plot of Hamlet through the point of view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, giving them their own voice and own plot so that even though it is the same story line, it is a very different story. It was exactly what I expected out of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

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