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Work in Progress: 'Words Apart', in which a deaf lawyer and a signing chimp challenge the establishment over the question of what makes us human.

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Words Apart

Words Apart, a novel of language and of what makes us human, by renowned technical author Paul S. Cilwa.

Cover

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Cover and front pages of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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Words Apart: Forward

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 2/12/2010
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How I came to write Words Apart.

Writing a novel constitutes a lot of hard work. Starting a novel is even tougher, because the writer anticipates all that work coming up ahead. It can be even more difficult if the previous novel hasn't yet sold. Still…a writer must write, and I've had a story I've been waiting to tell for the last 14 years. It's about a Deaf lawyer and a chimp that have learned sign language, and how the two of them together come to learn the true meaning of humanity.

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Outline

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Working outline for Words Apart

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1: Credit Where It's Due

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Chapter 1 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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2: Office Visit

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Chapter 2 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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3: Animals

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Chapter 3 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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4: Greetings

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Chapter 4 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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5: Examination

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Chapter 5 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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6: Washoe and Koko

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Chapter 6 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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7: The Old Folks At Home

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Chapter 7 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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8: Alone In A Crowd

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Chapter 8 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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9: Frieda's Story

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Chapter 9 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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10: Zookeepers

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Chapter 10 of 'Words Apart': A Novel of Language and what makes us human.

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