As a daydreamer with dysgraphia I never thought all the stories in my head would ever be shared with anyone else.
Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder of written expression that impairs writing ability and fine motor skills. It is a learning disability that affects children and adults, and interferes with practically all aspects of the writing process, including spelling, legibility, word spacing and sizing, and expression.
With the encouragement of other writers, including Jodi Thomas, I found the courage to submit my stories to an agent. It took a lot of editing, but it was sold to Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. That was eight years ago and twenty stories later I still can’t believe it.
This is the topic we tackle in our newest podcast, Who Asked Us? The Unsolicited Opinion of Two Romance.
My oldest daughter, Katrina Navarro and her fiancé, Mark Salinas join us to give a first hand experience of growing up with Dyslexia. This is the YouTube link, but you can also find us on Spotify, Google Podcast, Pandora and now Apple!
3 thoughts on “Writers with Dysgraphia Untie…wait Unit…no…Unite!”
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This is a thing? All my life I thought it was me, and because I struggled I thought I was dumb. I’ll have to look more into this.
Christina, I felt like I had to hide this. It is not lack of intelligence, but it can hit our self-confidence. You, Christina, have the stories, you can read without a problem, but you struggle with getting the thoughts on paper. It just takes longer. I never send my ms to my editor without someone else reading it. You just have to look at the stories you wrote to know how smart your brain is, considering the research and details required for historicals.