What are the Benefits of Short Stories for Dyslexics?

A large novel can be intimidating for dyslexic readers but a collection of short stories the same length is much more approachable. There is less pressure to quickly finish the whole book and it is easier to dip in and out of it. If remembering the details of stories is a barrier then short stories can help here, too. A whole story can be completed in a lunch break, on a train journey, or before bedtime and they tend to involve less characters than longer texts.

There are short story collections to suit every age and interest. It is how most writers learn their craft and many enjoy writing them alongside longer projects, either for a personal collection, an anthology, or for magazines. If you enjoy fact more than fiction there are many factual books which are broken up into short stories or into stand alone essays, and case studies, as well.

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Where Can I Find Short Stories?

Short story collections and anthologies are sold alongside other books in stores or online. It is rare to be able to get hold of a short story as a stand alone text unless it is studied regularly at universities or schools, A few are published as standalone e-book.

Magazines are a fantastic source of short stories and there are many dedicated to specific genres of storytelling. These can be found in stores or online.

RASP (Rebelling Against Spelling Press) has published two anthologies of writing by dyslexics, Forgotten Letters and Everything is Spherical.

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