Growing up I never enjoyed writing and would do anything to get out of writing assignments in school. I have dyslexia and dysgraphia. Dysgraphia is a form of dyslexia that affects fine motors skills and the ability to write legibly. It is the actual process of transmitting ideas to paper that makes writing so painful. Thanks to several elementary school teachers that ignored my learning disability and punished me for poor handwriting by the time I reached middle school I hated both school and writing.
In school I usually had read all the required books for English classes by October but my book reports were often late. Simply because I hated the process of putting thoughts on paper. I actually preferred an oral book report. My senior English teacher tried to convince be I was a good writer but I just couldn’t believe her.
In 2006, I was invited to become the editor of for an education site and discovered I actually enjoyed writing. Oh, I also discovered that I wasn’t a bad writer either.