Publishing A Book

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  1. Jennifer Graves

    Jennifer Graves Active Member
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    I was a bit intimidated. All the way up into high school. Thinking back on it, I am so ashamed for this confession... but its been so long I can't remember how it works, smh
     
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    No need to be ashamed. I wonder, if this is why, I do not like going to the library, yet I love books. The filing cabinet intimidated me and I disliked assigned topic writing projects. Certain we are not alone with these sentiments!

    Actually, I am dyslexic, back then teachers just thought sending me to a speech and language specialist would help me. Maybe this is why publishing a book would be the ultimate accomplishment, thus the importance of help with editing.
     
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    From 1st grade, all the way through elementary, I spent Tuesday and Thursday with a speech therapist because I couldn't make the 'th', 'sh', & 'r'. I know how much fun those are. Did they not understand dyslexia?
     
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    Funny you remember the days of your speech class. All I recall was sitting in this make shift room, which I am sure was an old janitors closet practicing my r's. In my later years, when I became an adult, I use to help children with the pronunciation of certain sounds and letters. I think, it helped because I could relate to their struggle.

    I was not "diagnosed" with dyslexia, until I was a senior in high school. I suppose because I transferred around to various schools over the years. Amazing how knowledge and acceptance changed over the years, along with teaching techniques. Anyways, once I figured out why I was having problems, I went about looking for ways to strengthen my weaknesses.

    Probably should have posted this under an education thread, so I will tie it back into publishing a book. I will give a shout out to anyone with dyslexia thinking about publishing a book, go for it! We have come a long way from using typewriters and that awful white out that smudged the paper! lol
     
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    You see a lot of little jokes about dyslexia. But I couldn't imagine.

    I still have trouble with my "R". i can say 'royal', but I can't say "roy" lol
    And I know what you mean by it being a janitor's closet! Our was a small office with no windows. Did you have to wear the thing on your head that allowed you to hear what you sound like. it was like a partial helmet, and one side of it extended down in front of your mouth. I guess the sound waves would follow up to the ears. I have no idea how to describe it so that it'll make sense :p
     
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