How finding out I was dyslexic helped me to become a better writer

Dyslexia. Usually associated with seeing words backwards and difficulty with reading and writing, it was never something I thought I would have.

But here I am. A dyslexic writer. A perfect contradiction. Just how I like to be.

I was diagnosed at the age of twenty. I had gone through school, college and the first year of university with not a glimmer of the word dyslexia ever being associated with me. But that isn’t to say I didn’t have issues, it’s just that no one recognised them as being a part of dyslexia.

If you want to read more about my journey with finding out about my dyslexia and how I use it to be a better writer, click here.

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SEE INSIDE MY SCRAPBOOK

 

IMG_0965As someone who can’t draw, scrapbooking helps me to feel like I can actually create something beautiful without using a pencil. The great thing about scrapbooking, at least the way that I do it, is that you can use other peoples art or photographs or just various ‘scraps’ you can find around your house to make a unique collage or page. You don’t need to be good at drawing or have neat handwriting or fancy art tools. And that’s really what I love about scrapbooking.

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INSPIRATION INFLUENCES- HOW TO BE INSPIRED

I think inspiration is one of the greatest gifts someone could give to you. I find myself constantly inspired, my brain constantly thinking of the next creative thing to do. Sometimes I can feel rather uninspired, and in those times I do find it quite hard to write in any real way. But thankfully, those times never last for very long.

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