I will be doing a presentation called "Writing with Dyslexia-An Unfair Advantage?" at a Sci-Fi Convention in Eastern Washington State, U.S. in February, 2014. I doubt many of you can attend but I would love some feedback. I want to encourage others to not be afraid to write. I am only mildly dyslexic (I could always read...just slow) and I want to know what to tell a severe dyslexic. Any tricks you've learned to get around the disadvantages? What advantages have you found to being a visual thinker?
By the way, I wrote a post on my blog about writing with dyslexia. scablander.blogspot.com/sea... Feel free to leave a comment on any advice you have for dyslexic writers. If you can't get on (many have complained BlogSpot won't let them leave comments, let me know if I can copy and paste the reply you leave here onto my blog.
I gave up writing for twenty years because I couldn't do those things writers were suppose to do (spell perfectly, experts in grammar, prolific readers, outline, create characters using their friends and family.) A few years ago, I decided to record the "movies in my head" anyway. In my research I am shocked to find not everyone has a vivid imagination like mine...unless you are another dyslexic. We are right brained, and that is where your imagination is! I want to encourage any dyslexic with worlds in their head not to be afraid to write. There are other Agatha Christies, Jules Vernes and W.B. Yeats out there (all dyslexics) I don't want the world to lose!