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Karina Eide Young Writers Award Winners 2016

We are proud to announce the 2016 Winners of the Karina Eide Young Writer Awards!

Please Read, Like, and Share!  The judges told us that had an extremely difficult time making their decisions this year because the quality of writing was so high. They also chose to recognize additional students for their distinctive voice and […]

My Dyslexic Strength as a Writer

Dyslexic writers have what we described as the N-strength in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage. At our recent Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation, we caught up with Amber Banks who talked to us about what she felt was her dyslexic strength as a writer.

Amber told her that as a kid, she never developed a […]

Award Winning Mystery Writer Simon Wood – Dyslexia and Mystery Writing

Imagine this. You’re a student in a creative writing class, and you submit a story to your teacher.

It’s about a young man from the UK. For the 8 years since he finished college he’s been working as an engineer, designing parts for oilrigs and water purification systems. Then he decides to move to the […]

A Dyslexic Author’s Tips for Writing for Kids: Tom McLaughlin

“Spelling isn’t important. It really isn’t, people get hung up on it. Being able to spell has nothing to do with being a good writer. Being able to know how a car engine works, doesn’t make you a racing driver. It’s about having something to say. It’s about feeling the wind in your hair.” […]

Teaching Creative Writing to Dyslexic Students

Why are there so many extraordinary dyslexic writers? There are Pulitzer and Nobel Prize in Literature winners, award winning screenwriters, journalists, children’s book authors, poets, mystery authors, and everything in between.  Many dyslexic children and adults seem to be natural storytellers, although it may be difficult to get all their thoughts down on paper.

The ability […]