I am a writer. I’m also dyslexic. Not the letters jumbled up version. My dyslexia just means that no matter how many times I type the word “occasionally,” I will never, ever spell it correctly. Not even if I dedicate an entire day to typing it over and over again. (I have tried that, by the way). Thank goodness for new technology and online tools!
My dyslexia has been both a blessing and a curse. However despite offering challenges, my dyslexia has also given me an innate sense of how to write for voiceovers and actors. It isn’t by accident that I ended up working in the radio industry, or that I have a passion for screenwriting. These are both disciplines where my ability to write “actor-friendly lines” has been an advantage.
I have devoted my life to either writing, writing about writing, or teaching subjects that relate to writing. Most of the time, I’ve been lucky enough to make a living from that. I have also won a few awards.
Last year, I took a sabbatical from my screenwriting projects. I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing. I have always wanted to write novels. Taking that year out gave me space to experiment with ideas and techniques. Having done that groundwork, I am now writing my first novel.
Commerical Radio Showreel – https://soundcloud.com/clive-frayne/clive-frayne-radio-show-reel-2017
Audiobook Sample – https://soundcloud.com/clive-frayne/clockwork-revolution-audiobook-sample