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    Any other dyslexic writers out there?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by MustWrite, May 8, 2013.

    I would be really interested to hear if there are any other writers out there who are dyslexic, as I am, and how they have dealt with that challenge?

    If you love something so much that you won't let anything stop you, no matter how hard it gets, does it [success] have more value to you than it would to another?
     
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    I am slightly dyslexic. Not nearly as bad as other people but I frequently flip letters and numbers. I've found I rely heavy on auto-check spelling functions like in Word. I love writing so much I hardly see it as a challenge.
    Welcome to the forum by the way MustWrite. :D
     
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    I have no excuses...........Just et-up with the dumb-ass. Keep expecting the spell check on Word to come back, "How many frigging times do I have to help you with the same damn word?" Lower case d's and b's give me pause while free-writing. Crap! I'm more screwed up than a football bat.
     
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    Writing ain't no team sport:)

    But there's plenty of help here.

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    I've heard using type faces that are sans serif is helpful. I'm not sure why. I've just heard it's easier to read. Also double spacing can help. My bf is dyslexic but he is an excellent writer and manages with it alright. He says calibri is one of his favorite fonts to use when he's writing. I told him about using fonts that were sans serif a while back, he tried it and said it helps a lot. Dyslexia doesn't have to have a negative impact on your writing. You have to find ways to work around it and I'm sure you will do just fine. :)
     
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    I'm not dyslexic, but I just wanted to say how much I admire you - all of you - for doing what you love, regardless of the problems that get in the way.

    Keep on writing, MustWrite - I salute you! :)
     
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    A couple of days ago a friend linked me to an article on fonts designed for people with dyslexia. I remember one called "Dyslexie" being well praised.
     
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    I'll have to check that out and pass that along. Thanks for the info! :)
     
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    Thanks Love to write, and everyone for the advice/encouragement. Sometimes the slow pace of my writing discourages me, I see others discussing words per day etc and it's hard not to feel a bit of panic; I love the story I'm writing so much, but it's the biggest I've written by far. Some days it feels like I'm a climbing a mountain with broken legs. Crazy? Me? Yep
     
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    Glad to help. :)

    Don't put too much stock in word counts. You can mash a keyboard and get a high word count. It's how the words are used and not the quantity that matters.
     

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