My journey of writing with Dyslexia

My journey of writing with Dyslexia

A Story by Kay/Hayden
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(in case anyone cares which I know you don't lol" Just think its improtant people realize struggles writers with dyslexia run into

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Dyslexia is a learning disability in which it makes it hard to read. I used to struggle with reading and writing a ton before 5th grade. I still struggle but have help witha few apps. I use grammarly now to correct any writing mistakes although sometimes they mess them up. The other app I use is called Helperbird. The following sentence in writing is without either app on:
he had conculded that pigs must be fly albe in haevan                         I just spent 5 mins trying to turn it back on this is what I
meant to say "He had concluded that pigs must be 
able to fly in heaven"
Heres a fun dyslexic author fact. The author of the beloved Children series "dog man" has dyslexia

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I am glad you are writing dear Kay/Hayden. Writing is hard work. I tell people. Read aloud and you can catch most of the mistakes. Editing is a skill and thank you for sharing your words and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay/Hayden

1 Month Ago

Yes it can be very hard work, thanks for the helpful tips!



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I'm glad you decided to write, in spite.
I've never been a reader, preferring movies to books.
I make up brand new stories, on the spot, live, to entertain, in front of small groups.
Started young with campfire dragon stories or anything scary, to make them cringe, then end with a laugh. Same at parties and gettogethers, throughout life. The longest stories were around 20 minutes. Average, 10 minutes.
People often asked for me to retell a story they recall me telling. They remembered better than me. I lose the story once spoken aloud. Never told the same one twice, although, some situations and alluring names, became reused in other contexts....
The point is my memory sucks. At 60 years of age, my wife suggested I begin to write the stories, in order that they may go on after I leave this world.
What a drastic change it became, because writing is nothing like oral story telling. Everything I did was incorrect for writing on a page. (Show don't tel)l.
I dropped out of school at 15, so my education was lacking.
People here and on other sites point out errors. I look-up on-line and discover, a wide variety of tutorial vids, by famous writers. Those helped, but it is still hard to dream up the plot as you go. Stephen King, on the other hand, says: just start writing without fixing or even thinking about anything but the story. Edit later.... I struggle with keeping up with my inner storyteller, because I type at about six words per minute.
Editing takes time, and then, show it to friends or family and they always find more typos. Just keep going and never give in.
I got a book deal, for 23 of my short stories at no cost to me, through Cyberwit Publishing. They do not stage my books on bookstore shelves, all over the world, but they liked my style. It is up to me to promote. I am no good at that either, nor do I want to.
I prefer to keep writing. I'm 68 now. Do not want to stop writing in order to sell books. I don't care if fame avoids me. The stories will live on without me.
You are young Kay. You have plenty of time to learn the ropes. you will wow the world.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay/Hayden

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for telling me about your own struggles to show im not alone. I never plan on givi.. read more
Becuz I'm interested in people's struggles & I want to learn to be more sensitive to them, I really appreciate when someone lays it out so clearly like this. I have never seen any writer put down a sentence written before being corrected, as you did here. That is the best way to explain it. I think those of us without dyslexia really can't grasp what it's about until seeing a clear example like that. When I first started at the cafe, like many "old timers", I reviewed people based on conventional standards of grammar & spelling, etc. Not that I made corrections, but I just considered a person a not-so-good writer if there were many mistakes. Since being here at the cafe these 6 years & reading many such explanations of all kinds of disorders, not just reading, but brain processing & all kinds of quirky stuff that people have trouble with, I realize now judging by mistakes is unfair to many. I think it's more important to comment on content & meaning & having something distinct & unique to say (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kay/Hayden

1 Month Ago

I totally agree its good people are becoming more aware that writing is not just grammar, spelling, .. read more
I am glad you are writing dear Kay/Hayden. Writing is hard work. I tell people. Read aloud and you can catch most of the mistakes. Editing is a skill and thank you for sharing your words and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay/Hayden

1 Month Ago

Yes it can be very hard work, thanks for the helpful tips!
Hey Kay!

I'm dyslexic too and I've just started my writing journey. Thank you for sharing your experience. It's very encouraging.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kay/Hayden

2 Months Ago

Wow I never knew how many writers have dyslexia!
Hey, Kay! 🙃

I, too, have dyslexia … it's good to meet you here at the Café.
As time, concentration effort, and practice progress, the effects of this awkward and annoying condition will become less and less prevalent.
I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was eight, because my teacher realized I wrote n's, s's, p's, and r's backwards, said bclak for black, yowell for yellow, and so forth, and was unable to recognize the difference, which effected my spelling and English grades.
if i tyroe too dadft (type too fast … LOL!) you can see my writing may as well be martian.
I've really enjoyed readign what you wrote here about Dyslexia, and the prime examlep you usde to exemplify our mutually shared condition.

I think you're foing very well … now, to read some of your poetry. : )
Thanks for sharing, Kay ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kay/Hayden

2 Months Ago

Wow! It is so nice to meet someone else with it that writes! And yes the same thing happens to me if.. read more
Richard 🍃

2 Months Ago

Hah!
Anyone who thinks you are either dumb or uneducated needs a serious brain check … LOL!.. read more
Wow it must be really hard for you,
I was just reading your poem "misfit" and i think its really cool.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Kay/Hayden

2 Months Ago

Thanks so much! It gets challenging sometimes but it could be way worse! c;
Good morning Kay,
I admire what you have shared. I hope it inspires and motivates many. Dyslexia is a condition, not a declaration to define or limit a persons passion. I look forward to reading more of your writing. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kay/Hayden

2 Months Ago

Awh tysm, sorry for the late reply Im at school!
Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

That's okay I'm at work :)
Kay/Hayden

2 Months Ago

Hey at least lunch break is soon (if ur on a normal 12:00 lunch break schedule idk lol)

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