Because I have not posted for such a long while, I’m going to re post something from awhile back – Dyslexic and Proud.
The reason I’m reposting this is for the following four reasons:
a. if you read my blogs and think to yourself, for a writer his spelling and grammar is awful. That is because I am Dyslexic, and if its been a really bad day the results can be unintentionally very funny.
b. To reassure people that all my published work is fully proof read and checked by a lovely lady called Lisa W from Texas in the USA. Like all writers I take great pride in my work and I want readers to enjoy the storylines, plots and characters, and not be distracted by bad spelling or punctuation.
c. Yes you can laugh when you spot an amusing mistake – I do when its pointed out to me.
d. Finally Dyslexic is a reason, it is never ever an excuse.
Anyway on with the re posting.
Dyslexic and Proud
However, being Dyslexic has never really impacted on my writing, yes it’s a minor hurdle that needs to be overcome but it does not stop me thinking of plotlines, creating characters and telling (hopefully) interesting and entertaining stories.
I have successful written and self published a trilogy and a couple of books of short stories and have received many good reviews and a few bad ones : )
However, I have come across a very small group of people who think that being dyslexic, it’s impossible for me to write a story.
This small group of people got me thinking – “How many famous Writers are Dyslexic?” So I went to the British Dyslexic Website and discovered that the following people are Dyslexic:
Damon Albarn – Singer / Song writer
Gary Chapman – Film script writer
Agatha Christie – Writer
Steven J Connell – TV writer and author
Roald Dahl – Author
Albert Einstein – Scientist (I’m sure he must have written something )
Sophy Fisher – Journalist
Esther Freud – Novelist
Noel Gallagher – Singer / Song writer
John Irving – Author
Lynda La Plante – TV writer
John Lennon – Musician (he wrote songs hence I’m keeping him on my list)
Pablo Picasso – Artist (Ok not a writer but I am trying to make a point here – gently)
Matthew Sturgis – Journalist
Lord Willis – Author
William Butler Yeats – Poet
Murray Lachlan Young – Poet
Benjamin Zephaniah – Poet
For a Full list of famous people who are dyslexic, you can go to the British Dyslexic Website, the link is below
So to that small group of people who say that Dyslexics cannot possible write novels – “Read the above list and weep”
Dyslexic’s rule KO 🙂