Inspiring Success Stories of Neurodivergent Authors

In this exploration of neurodivergent author success stories, we’ll delve into the triumphs of writers who navigate the literary landscape with unique perspectives. From overcoming challenges to achieving remarkable milestones, these authors inspire us to rethink success. Discover actionable tips and tools that neurodivergent writers can immediately implement in their journey toward becoming storytelling champions.

The Power of Storytelling

Hello, superb storytellers! Today, let’s explore the awesome world of neurodivergent authors and how their storytelling can overcome any obstacles. In this post, we’ll be inspired by actual success stories of neurodivergent authors. We’ll uncover their journeys and give you actionable tips for your writing.

Understanding Neurodivergence

Neurodivergence, which includes ADHD, dyslexia, autism, etc, gives some authors a unique perspective on the world. For more information, visit Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

Let’s celebrate a couple of exceptional neurodivergent authors and learn from their stories.

Success Story 1: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism, is a renowned scientist, author, and speaker, but she didn’t talk until she was three and a half years old. She was lucky to get early speech therapy, and her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five. 

Temple’s first book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was groundbreaking because it gave an inside perspective on autism that had never been seen before. My first taste of Temple’s books was when I read Thinking in Pictures. It really lets you see how someone with autism thinks. Her stories challenge stereotypes and help people understand and empathise.

Temple Style Tip:

Embrace your own way of looking at things. Use your unique neurodivergent perspective to shape stories that defy expectations.

Success Story 2: David Mitchell

David Mitchell, a genius writer with dyslexia, didn’t start talking until he was five. By the time he was seven, he had a stammer too. But David went to the University of Kent and got a B.A. in English and American lit, and an M.A. in comparative lit. In 1994, he started living in Japan for eight years. He taught English and focused on his writing.

David’s elaborate narratives, like in Cloud Atlas (2004, then adapted into a film in 2012), prove that dyslexic minds can bring a unique spark to literature. His success proves that having a one-of-a-kind cognitive style can really work in storytelling.

David Style Tip:

Tap into your mental strengths. Lateral thinking is a strong suit for those with dyslexia.

Navigating Your Writing Journey

Crafting compelling stories as a neurodivergent author is a unique adventure, and understanding the terrain can make all the difference.

Tip 1: Embrace Your Unique Style

Embracing Your Unique Style is the first compass point — your neurodivergent brain processes information uniquely, so why not celebrate the quirks in your writing style? These nuances make your voice distinct and captivating.

Tip 2: Leverage Cognitive Strengths

People who are neurodivergent usually have fantastic strengths such as hyper-focus. Channel this intense concentration into dedicated writing sessions for more productive and immersive storytelling.

Tools for Neurodivergent Authors

Equipping yourself with the right tools can turn your writing journey into a smoother, more enjoyable experience. Here, I unveil practical resources designed to enhance focus, creativity, and overall writing prowess for neurodivergent authors.

Tool 1: Scrivener

This writing software allows you to break down your manuscript into manageable sections, perfect for neurodivergent authors who benefit from a structured approach.

Tool 2: Grammarly

For authors with dyslexia, Grammarly serves as a reliable tool for catching spelling and grammar errors, offering support in polishing your work.

Crafting Your Success Story

If you’re ready to embark on your writing journey, consider exploring my coaching package, Master Storyteller: Craft Your Narrative Mastery. This 24-week program is tailored to assist neurodivergent writers in honing their craft and navigating the intricacies of the publishing world.

In a nutshell, neurodivergent authors are crafting stories that captivate and push boundaries. Let their success stories inspire you to embrace your unique narrative voice. Happy writing!

Remember to check out the Master Storyteller coaching package to elevate your storytelling skills.

Embracing Your Neurodivergent Identity as a Writer

Harnessing Your Unique Perspective

Greetings, wonderful wordsmiths! Today, let’s embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and creative empowerment. In this exploration of neurodivergence, we’ll delve into how embracing your neurodivergent identity can become your greatest asset as a writer. Join me as we uncover the beauty of harnessing your unique perspective to craft truly compelling narratives.

Understanding Neurodivergence

Neurodivergence is an umbrella term for a diverse range of neurological conditions, including ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and more. For more information, visit Neurodiversity Celebration Week.) It’s not a limitation, but a distinct way of experiencing and interacting with the world. As a writer, recognising and celebrating your neurodivergent identity is the first step toward unlocking your full potential.

Turning Challenges into Literary Triumphs

If you’ve ever felt hindered by challenges related to neurodivergence, you’re not alone. In this post, we’ll explore practical strategies to transform these challenges into literary triumphs. From navigating language intricacies to conquering self-doubt, we’ll tackle each obstacle with creativity and resilience.

Crafting Authentic Narratives

Your neurodivergent identity brings authenticity to your writing. It’s a perspective that hasn’t been heard before, and the world is eager to listen. We’ll delve into how you can infuse your narratives with the richness of your experiences, creating stories that resonate across diverse audiences.

Unlocking the Creative Potential of Neurodivergence

Being neurodivergent means seeing and experiencing the world in wonderfully unique ways. As a writer, this distinctive perspective is your secret weapon. It’s the key to unlocking stories that resonate on a profound level.

Instead of viewing neurodivergence as a hurdle, let’s celebrate it as the source of your storytelling magic.

1. Embrace Your Writing Style

Your neurodivergent brain may process information differently, and that’s a strength. Embrace the quirks in your writing style. Your way of storytelling is unique, offering readers a fresh perspective that conventional narratives might lack. Don’t conform—celebrate the beauty of your distinctive voice.

2. Maximise Your Hyper-focus

Neurodivergent individuals often experience Hyper-focus, an intense concentration on a particular task. Channel this into your writing sessions. Set aside dedicated time where you can immerse yourself in your work, utilising the power of Hyper-focus to craft intricate plots and compelling characters.

3. Create a Neuro-Inclusive Writing Environment

Tailor your writing space to suit your neurodivergent needs. Whether it’s using noise-cancelling headphones, choosing specific fonts, or adjusting lighting, creating a neuro-inclusive environment enhances your focus and creativity.

4. Break Down Tasks

For those with ADHD or executive functioning challenges, breaking down writing tasks into smaller, manageable steps can make the process less overwhelming. Tackling one element at a time allows you to maintain momentum without feeling bogged down.

5. Embrace Neurodivergent Characters

Incorporate diverse characters into your stories, including those with neurodivergent traits. This not only adds authenticity to your narratives, but also contributes to increased representation in literature. Your characters can become beacons for readers who rarely see themselves in books.

If you’re ready to take your storytelling skills to the next level, consider exploring my 24-week coaching package, Master Storyteller: Craft Your Narrative Mastery.

This coaching program is here to help writers, especially those who embrace their neurodivergent identity, become better at their craft, develop captivating plots, and navigate the publishing world.

Remember, wonderful writers, your neurodivergent identity is not a barrier—it’s a source of strength and creativity. Embrace it, celebrate it, and let it shape your journey as a master storyteller.

Happy writing!

Success and Dyslexia: 10 Influential People who forged the way.

Here at Brockway Gatehouse, we know everyone has strengths.

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People with learning difficulties such as dyslexia or who are neurodivergent often feel reluctant to chase careers in the publishing industry.  

But I’m here to say don’t let your differences hold you back; instead, see them as unique keys that unlock your creativity.

Don’t believe me?

There are many aspects of life where dyslexia is recognised to be an advantage; I have compiled a list of 10 successful dyslexics.

Photo Collage of 10 influential people with dyslexia

1. Agatha Christie

Of course, I had to start my list with one of the most successful writers EVER!

black and white photograph of Agatha Christie. The quoted text reads, "I. myself, was always the "slow one" in the family. It was quite true and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was...and extraordinary bad speller and have remained so until this day."

I love that such a famous writer had dyslexia and continues to be the world’s best-selling author. Born in the South West of England, Agatha wrote over 60 detective novels and The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the world.

Even 30 years after her death, her books are still being reprinted and adapted into films and TV series.

2. Albert Einstein

This is not a joke.

The most famous scientist to ever walk this planet used to get poor marks at school. He won many prestigious prizes, including the Nobel Prize for Physics. You’ve probably heard of the equation E=mc2, even if you don’t know what it means.

Black and white photograph of Albert Einstein. The quoted text reads, "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

3. Cher

Photo of Cher. The quoted text reads, "I never read in school. I got really bad grades-Ds and Fs and Cs in some classes, and As and Bs in other classes. In the second week of the 11th Grade, I just quit. When I was in school it was really difficult. Almost everything I learned, I had to learn by listening. My report cards always said that I was not living up to my potential."

The Grammy-winning singer and Academy Award-winning actress struggled at school with her then-unknown learning difficulties. She couldn’t finish her homework quickly, and maths became a foreign language! So, she learned by listening. Subsequently, her weakness became a strength, and she used sound to become a superstar.

4. Jamie Oliver M.B.E.

World-famous chef Jamie Oliver has built a food empire selling books and TV shows together with opening successful restaurants.

He has dyslexia, and despite writing his own books, he apparently never finished reading an entire book until he was 38.

Often, it’s been found that people with dyslexia find learning by listening more accessible like Cher has.

Maybe Jamie learns through his sense of taste and smell?

Photo of Jamie Oliver. The quoted text reads, "School was a struggle for me, people thought I was thick, I really needed someone to help understand my strengths."

5. Keira Knightley O.B.E.

Photo of Keira Knightley. The quoted text reads, "My spelling makes people laugh but I was lucky to have a teacher who focused on what I was writing, not how I was spelling it. That let me explore my creativity."

Keira was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was 6 years old. She is still a slow reader and can’t read out loud, but she is an award-winning actress who has made Dyslexia her own. The English starlet has held some of the most recognisable roles in 21st-century cinema, starring alongside Johnny Depp and fellow dyslexic Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean. She has appeared in many films, including Star Wars, Bend It Like Beckham, and Pride and Prejudice. In October 2020, she backed Made By Dyslexia, a global campaign to help teachers address “dyslexic strengths”.

6. Maggie Aderin-Pocock M.B.E.

Margaret Ebunoluwa Aderin-Pocock is a British space scientist, science communicator and educator. She believes having a dream is essential for focusing the mind and encouraging hard work. Maggie still dreams of travelling to space and hopes that this may become a reality in the future. She was also determined to break down the stereotypes surrounding science and make children see anyone could be a scientist. In 2009, she was honoured by the Queen as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, making her Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE.

Photo of Maggie Aderin-Pocock. The quoted text reads, "My dyslexic thinking means "I don't just think outside the box...I think outside the planet!"

7. Richard Branson

Photo of Richard Branson. The quoted text reads, "Being Dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to hep me and that has helped others."

This entrepreneur and business person has metaphorically and literally had a meteoric rise through his life, establishing the world-famous Virgin brand. You have used his companies somewhere, travelling trains, planes or automobiles. Richard Branson has grabbed hold of his ability to see the bigger picture; sometime soon, we will all see it in space travel.

8. Steven Spielberg

The director and producer have sculpted modern cinema. It was not always easy for him, as learning to read took him two years longer than his classmates. In recent years, he has spoken about his dyslexia and returned to college in his fifties to complete a degree.

Photo of Steven Spielberg. The quoted text reads, "Being diagnosed with Dyslexia at age 60 was "like the last puzzle part in a tremendous mystery that I've kept to myself all these years."

9. Whoopi Goldberg

Photo of Whoopi Goldberg. The quoted text reads, "The advantage is that my brain sees and puts information in my head differently, more interestingly than if I saw like everyone else." Whoopi Goldberg on her Dyslexia

Her real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson. The dyslexic actress has won virtually every award going. Despite the difficulty of learning her lines, she became the second African American woman to win an Oscar. She was made famous for her performance in ‘The Colour Purple’, which hit the screens in 1985. Since then, she has flourished, even attaining an Open University degree, which she often studied between takes on film sets.

10. Winston Churchill

When we talk about ‘inspirational,’ there are few better than the former two-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He famously led the country through The Second World War and was a historian and writer. If becoming Prime Minister wasn’t enough, he also wrote many books, eventually winning a Nobel Prize in Literature for his life’s work.

I’ll finish with the film director, Steven Spielberg’s words of advice and a quote from actor, Orlando Bloom:

“You are not alone, and while you will have dyslexia for the rest of your life, you can dart between the raindrops to get where you want to go.

It will not hold you back.”

Steven Spielberg
Photo of Orlando Bloom. The quoted text reads, "The challenge of dyslexia--the challenge of climbing that mountain--is something that you can make your own and make it a reason to be a winner in life."

Don’t forget to wave your dyslexia flag especially throughout Dyslexia Awareness Week organised by the British Dyslexia Association.

If you have been diagnosed with dyslexia or any other neurodivergence, that makes writing a challenge and want to publish a book. Get in touch.

Contact me today to explore how my editing and coaching services can support your neurodivergent writing journey.

Beginning your journey as a writer is new and exciting, but it has its challenges too and learning which strategies work for you is essential to a long career as an author. That’s why I wrote the post, “7 Powerful Strategies for Dyslexic Writers: How to Unleash Creative Potential and Conquer Challenges.” Check it out.

For more tips, check out my Library of Resources!

Writing in Different Genres: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Writing in different genres: Unveil pros & cons. Explore mysteries, romance & fantasy. Find your niche! Happy writing!

*Embrace the Diversity of Writing*

Hello again, aspiring authors! Are you ready to embark on a journey through the diverse realms of writing genres? In this post, I’ll dive into the exciting world of different genres and explore the pros and cons of specialising in a particular writing style.

Are you drawn to spine-tingling mysteries, swoon-worthy romances, or epic fantasy adventures? No matter, I’ll uncover the benefits and challenges that come with writing in different genres.

Let’s unravel these secrets together!

**The Perks of Niche Writing**

Picture this: You’ve found your writing sweet spot, a genre where your imagination soars, and your creativity thrives. Embracing a specific niche brings definite advantages.

The biggest benefit is that you’ll have a dedicated audience who craves your content. They’ll be waiting for your next release with excitement and become loyal fans who can take your writing career to new heights.

If you pick a genre and stick with it, you’ll get fantastic at giving readers exactly what they want and become known as a specialist in that area.

**The Challenges of Genre Limitations**

While specialising has its advantages, it also has some downsides to consider. It’s good to switch it up and experiment with writing in different genres. Sometimes readers expect certain things and it can feel limiting.

It’s all about finding the right balance between meeting expectations and adding your own creativity to your work. You get to break some rules while still respecting others on this exciting and fulfilling journey.

**Overcoming Audience Saturation**

One concern with popular genres is the market being too crowded. Certain genres have lots of writers trying to catch readers’ attention.

Don’t see this as a negative, it’s a chance to find where you fit in. Don’t be afraid to show off your unique writing style and connect with readers who want something different. Shake things up a bit and you’ll stand out in a crowded market and gain devoted fans.

**Your Unique Writing Path**

Don’t rush. Take your time to explore different writing styles. What are the benefits and drawbacks of writing in different genres?

When you find your writing niche, you’ll have a platform for success. You’ll connect with readers who love what you love.

Sure, there might be some challenges along the way, but you’re a creative powerhouse! Your determination will pay off big time on your chosen path.

For more tips, check out my Library of Resources!

**Embrace Your Writing Journey!**

Want to improve your writing? My free Facebook group—Bookworm Writing Academy—can help!

Join other writers who share your interests, get insider tips, and celebrate your success. Join our community and unleash your creative potential.

Let’s write extraordinary tales together!

Happy writing and embracing the diverse world of storytelling!

Overcoming Dyslexia: Tips for Improving Spelling and Grammar in Your Writing

Overcoming dyslexia when writing can feel scary. Empowering tips to enhance your craft and unleash your creativity. 

*Unleashing Your Writing Potential*

Do you love writing but struggle with spelling and grammar because of dyslexia? Don’t worry! When you embrace your unique neurodivergent journey, amazing things can happen in your writing.

This blog post is all about overcoming dyslexia’s challenges and becoming a better writer. However, I’ve also written “Mastering the Craft: 5 Essential Writing Techniques for Neurodivergent Authors” to help you maximise your strengths and figure out your writing process too.

Let’s dive in and unleash your writing potential!

**1. Embrace Your Unique Creativity**

Your dyslexia doesn’t hinder your creativity; it fuels it! Embrace the beautiful way your brain processes information and draws connections that others might not see. Celebrate your ability to think outside the box and weave captivating narratives only you can craft.

**2. Break Spelling Barriers with Tools**

Make spelling easier by using tools made for dyslexic writers. Make use of spell-checkers that let you customise them. This helps them adjust to your writing style and unique spelling needs.

**3. Create Your Personal Spelling Dictionary**

Your secret weapon for spelling: a personal dictionary! Make a list of words that always trip you up and how to spell them correctly. Keep it within reach and you’ll master those tricky words. You can find a template in my shop.

**4. Master Grammar with Memory Techniques**

Don’t let grammar rules stress you out – use memory techniques to own them.

Think of ways to remember rules using rhymes or mental images. For example, “I before E, except after C” can be remembered with the phrase “Piece of pie.

**5. Read, Read, Read!**

Dive into books!

When you read, you get better at storytelling and learn new writing styles and grammar. Reading more will improve your grammar and spelling skills naturally.

**6. Find a Supportive Community**

Connect with writers who understand the dyslexic struggle. Facebook groups are a great place to start.

There’s nothing like swapping stories with people who understand.

**7. Practice Freewriting**

Don’t worry about being perfect, just write what comes to mind! Write with no editing or criticism.

Freewriting is a great way to let your creativity soar and ideas flow without worrying about spelling or grammar.

**8. Editing Is Your Ally**

Editing is where your writing truly shines.

Embrace the power of editing software or professional editing services that understand dyslexic needs. Investing in editing ensures your work is polished, leaving you free to focus on your storytelling brilliance.

**9. Record and Listen**

For a fresh perspective, record yourself reading your work aloud.

If you listen closely, you’ll see what needs work.

Plus, it’s a great way to spot errors and make edits without the pressure of reading on the page.

**10. Celebrate Your Writing Journey**

Remember, dyslexia doesn’t define your writing journey; it enhances it. Don’t be afraid to be different. Your neurodivergent perspective can make your storytelling voice even more powerful.

Celebrate your journey, embrace your creativity, and keep writing, knowing your words are powerful, and entirely your own!

Congratulations, fellow wordsmiths!

You’ve taken the first steps toward conquering dyslexia and honing your writing craft. But your journey doesn’t have to be a solitary one. Join the vibrant and supportive community of Bookworm Writing Academy on Facebook!

*What Awaits You at Bookworm Writing Academy?*

Connect with Like-Minded Writers:

Surround yourself with fellow neurodivergent writers who understand your journey, triumphs, and challenges. Share experiences, celebrate wins, and find inspiration in this empowering community.

Empowering Writing Challenges:

Join our writing challenges to explore your creativity, unleash your potential, and take your writing to the next level.

Expert Q&A Sessions:

Chat with industry experts who understand dyslexic writing’s intricacies. You’ll get answers to all of your questions and guidance that fits your neurodivergent needs.

Exclusive Writing Tips and Insights:

Discover writing secrets that’ll make your dyslexia work for you. Learn how to crush obstacles, level up your storytelling, and own your awesome voice.

Celebrate Your Progress:

Tell us about your wins, no matter how small, and we’ll all cheer you on! We believe every step of your writing journey is worth celebrating!

Engage in Lively Discussions:

Jump into writing discussions about genres, characters, and plot twists. Get excited to share ideas and insights with other book lovers.

*How to Join Author’s Oasis*

Joining is easy! Click the button below to join our amazing Facebook group. Once you’re in, introduce yourself and let’s get this writing party started!

Join our community and celebrate your unique perspective. Let Author’s Oasis guide you on your dyslexia-friendly writing journey. We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms!

*Together, let’s turn our love for writing into an extraordinary tale of creativity, camaraderie, and literary triumphs!*

Beginning your journey as a writer is new and exciting, but it has its challenges too and learning which strategies work for you is essential to a long career as an author. That’s why I wrote the post, “7 Powerful Strategies for Dyslexic Writers: How to Unleash Creative Potential and Conquer Challenges.” Check it out.

Mastering the Craft: 5 Essential Writing Techniques for Neurodivergent Authors

Welcome, neurodivergent authors ready for some game-changing writing techniques?

Writing is a beautiful form of expression that knows no bounds. Today, I want to dive into five essential writing methods tailored for your unique neurodivergent minds.

Got dyslexia, ADHD, autism, or something else?

These techniques will help you maximise your strengths and figure out writing issues.

So, let’s dive in with my 5 Writing Techniques for Neurodivergent Authors!

Embrace Your Writing Process!

As neurodivergent authors, your writing methods might be unique. Own your way of thinking, be it non-linear, bursts of creativity, or meticulous planning. Work out what works for you and follow your own particular rhythm.

Writing is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing.

Utilise Mind Mapping

Mind mapping can help you sort out your thoughts. Start with a core concept and build on it, jotting down connected ideas as they come to mind.

This visual can help you put stuff together, come up with fresh ideas, and draw a plan for your writing project.

Break Down Tasks into Bite-Sized Steps

Big writing projects can seem intimidating. But dividing them into smaller chunks can make an enormous difference.

Make a list of what needs to get done. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and keep motivated by tackling one task at a time.

Use Assistive Technology

Assistive technology can greatly help neurodivergent writers in this digital age.

Look into text-to-speech software, spell-checkers, grammar checkers, and apps to help you focus on writing. These resources can help make spelling, grammar, and staying focused less stressful, which means you can focus on your storytelling.

Get advice and support

Writing can be a lonely experience but don’t forget you’re not alone.

Get input from people you trust, writing groups, or mentors that know what you need as a neurodivergent writer. Their ideas, motivation, and suggestions can help you perfect your work and develop as an author.

To sum it up

If you use these five writing techniques, you’ll be ready to take on the writing process with ease and imagination. Don’t forget, your neurodivergence isn’t a disadvantage. It’s a creative way to tell powerful stories. Believe in your strengths, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and let your words make a difference.

Happy writing!

Thank you for reading: Writing Techniques for Neurodivergent Authors. I hope you found it useful. Keep an eye out for more advice, tricks, and support made just for neurodivergent authors like you.

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Embrace your creativity and break down those barriers with your extraordinary stories.

Remember, writing is your superpower!

Contact me today to explore how my editing and coaching services can support your neurodivergent writing journey.

For more tips, check out my Library of Resources!

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7 Powerful Strategies for Dyslexic Writers: How to Unleash Creative Potential and Conquer Challenges

Discover powerful strategies and practical tips for dyslexic writers in unleashing their creative potential and overcoming challenges. Explore 7 proven techniques to enhance writing skills and embrace the unique strengths of dyslexia. Unlock your full writing potential today!

Hey there, dyslexic writers! Are you ready to embark on a journey of empowerment and creativity? If you have a burning passion for writing, then this post is for you.

As a writing coach, I’m here to explore strategies, share insights, and provide support to help you embrace your creative potential as a writer. I’ve written posts on the blog, such as “Mastering the Craft: 5 Essential Writing Techniques for Neurodivergent Authors” you can check out.

So, grab a cup of your favourite beverage, find a comfy spot, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of writing with dyslexia. Together, we’ll discover how to overcome obstacles, tap into your unique strengths, and unleash the power of your words.

Dyslexia can make reading and writing tough, but here are some strategies I’ve shared with dyslexic writers as part of my coaching programmes:

1. Making reading easier for those with dyslexia.

Accessing written material can be tough if you have dyslexia. Take advantage of tools like text-to-speech software or audiobooks to make reading easier. You can soak up different content and learn from different writing styles.

2. Use Assistive Tech:

Take advantage of tech made to help people with dyslexia. Use a spell checker, voice recognition software, or dyslexia-friendly fonts to improve your writing and make sure it’s accurate.

3. Split the writing process into smaller parts.

Take a step-by-step approach to writing. Divide it into smaller bits like brainstorming, making an outline, and drafting sections. This systematic method can make your writing easier to manage.

4. Try out multisensory learning.

Incorporate multiple senses when honing your writing skills. Try out writing on textured surfaces or using things like blocks to explore sentence structure. This approach can boost your understanding and memory.

5. Ask for help and advice.

Connect with a writing community or people you trust who can help you out. They can lend a hand with proofreading, give you a different outlook, and aid you in refining your writing. Teamwork can be really useful for those with dyslexia.

6. Keep it clear.

Make your writing easy to understand. Make it easier to read by using shorter sentences, bullet points, and headings. Get your point across clearly, so your message stands out.

7. Be your own champion.

Stand up for yourself and your writing needs as a dyslexic. Talk about your struggles and figure out what can help you succeed. It might include more time for writing, preferred seating, or access to assistive tech.

There’s no standard rule!

Don’t forget, everyone’s dyslexia is different, so adapt these strategies for your own needs. Try different tactics and don’t hesitate to ask dyslexia specialists or teachers for advice that’s tailored to you.

If you use these strategies and take advantage of the resources out there, you can refine your writing, show creativity, and give the world a new viewpoint.

Before I go… a few examples of bestselling authors who also have dyslexia.

Dyslexic Writers!

Sally Gardner is a celebrated British author of children’s and young adult books. She had severe dyslexia, but still made a name for herself as a writer. She’s created some amazing stuff, like “I, Coriander” and the “Maggot Moon” series.

Born in the US, Henry Winkler is well known in the UK as an actor, producer and children’s book author. He’s spoken out about his dyslexia and helped create the “Hank Zipzer” series, which is based on his experience of living with dyslexia.

Jonathan Mooney – hailing from the US but popular in the UK too – is an author, presenter and advocate for those with learning difficulties. He wrote about his journey with dyslexia in “The Short Bus” and “Normal Sucks.”

Penny Batchelor’s a British author/illustrator with dyslexia. She’s penned and illustrated lots of kids’ books, like the well-known “Doodles and Daydreams” collection. Her books encourage kids to be creative and value their own uniqueness.

These authors show dyslexia doesn’t have to stop you from succeeding. They accepted their differences, drew on their experiences, and left a major mark on literature.

Well done, my friend, we made it to the end of our trip through these seven strategies for improving your writing! Writing’s an ongoing journey, and you’ll never stop learning. Try these strategies, put in the effort, and watch your writing thrive. Let your words reflect your growth and zeal. Now, go out and show the world what you can do!

For more tips, check out my Library of Resources!

Want to write a book?

Feeling overwhelmed or unsupported?

Don’t know how to start?

I’m your woman!

Join my friendly FB group Bookworm Writing Academy and let’s get the creative juices flowing and turn your dream into a reality.