[bksvol-discuss] Short story collection.

  • From: "Paula and James Muysenberg" <outofsightlife@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bksvol" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 22:12:49 -0500

    I'm sorry that I don't remember who asked about this, but someone was
having difficulty hearing when one story ended and another began. I can see
where that would be a problem, as some stories have odd endings, that may
not seem to bring things to a conclusion. In addition, even if the submitter
put blank lines between stories, synthesizers don't always pause to indicate

    As I have thought about it, my suggestion would be to try to notice when
the subject appears to change suddenly. Stop reading, and arrow up a line or
two, to see if you hear something that sounds like a title. If the words in
that line are capitalized, that's probably the start of a new story. I'm
validating a book that has several sections in each chapter, but the
sections are not separated from the text by blank lines. I just listen for
what sounds like a section title, and then check it. If it turns out to be
capitalized, I put blank lines above and below it. I don't think the blank
lines will help people who read with speech, but they should be useful for
print and braille readers.


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