How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens.
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Takeaways from this episode:
- Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write
- Words are critical to the writer’s life so being dyslexic creates and additional dimension to the challenge
- Inspirational teachers make all the difference
- Pigeon holes are for pigeons, not people
- Ghost writing is a great way to start your writing career but it doesn mean your name is never on the cover (that can be a good thing too!)
- More damaging than the labels other people give us are those we give ourselves
- People who feel heard and listened too are less likely to commit voilence towards others
- Emma rehomes chickens from the egg production industry
- Childrens fiction market is massive and the most competitive and has one of the shortest shelf lives
- Lastest fashions in children’s literature focuses on mindfulness, happiness and expressing emotions.
- Emma’s latest book is Walking with Narcissists
Mentioned in this episode:
- Catch up with Emma on Twitter @emmasattics
- Buy her latest books Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EmmasAtticPublishing
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