Many people seem surprised when I tell them I’m a writer. Yes, I actually make a pretty decent living as a writer, and have done so for the past twenty years. Before that, I did a lot of writing as a university student and before that as an angst ridden teen with a diary.
John Irving, Dav Pilkey, Linda La Plante, Jackie French — all writers with dyslexia. Writing is something many dyslexics excel at.
Does writing come easy to me? No!
Does it take me 10 times longer than a non-dyslexic person to writing something coherently? Yes!
Does it sometimes feel like torture trying to get the words out of my head? You bet!
But I believe this actually makes me a better writer.
The truth is: I write because of my dyslexia, not despite it.