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Chloe_Scope
Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
edited August 2020 in Coffee lounge
Today, 24th June, is National Writing Day. Whether you write a diary or like to publish your work, The National Literacy Trust encourage everyone to get involved.
This will be the fourth annual celebration of the power of writing creatively, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to try writing for fun and self-expression. 

This National Writing Day, we have published new research which shows that lockdown has inspired a resurgence in children and young people’s creative writing, which has in turn played an important role in supporting their wellbeing during this time of uncertainty.

Disabled writers

Let's not forget about our community of amazing guest bloggers who have written for us over the years. If this is something you'd be interested in doing then please email us at [email protected]

I think it's important to acknowledge the disabled writers and bloggers. Throughout the day I will be posting people who have written content to raise awareness of disability.

Are you a writer? Would you like to be a writer? Which disabled bloggers would you recommend? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
    Chloe_Scope I love to write from the heart. So I have a few poetry/spoken words in my notes. Would you like me to share? They are not published.
  • phillycollings29
    phillycollings29 Member Posts: 57 Courageous
    Hi @Chloe_Scope
    BBC Radio did some 'short stories' during lockdown.  I had one read by one of the presenters.  Would you like it?

  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Wini1960 said:
    Chloe_Scope I love to write from the heart. So I have a few poetry/spoken words in my notes. Would you like me to share? They are not published.
    I'd love to read these!
    Hi @Chloe_Scope
    BBC Radio did some 'short stories' during lockdown.  I had one read by one of the presenters.  Would you like it?

    That's great @[email protected]! Yes please. :)
    Scope

  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
    I'm not sure who will like this as I am a practicing Christian so I apologise if it offends anybody.
  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
    Ever learning, in the field of training. I get knocked down didn't see that coming. My legs buckling under the strain. Others upwatching in dismay. Will she get up, or will she count herself out? Body lying there mustering every bit, every ounce of strength I get up, yes I'm up. The devil says what's up I thought this was a done deal but she'up praising God, prayers of daggers thrown at me, to the point I have to duck. Every morning, every night shouldn't have allowed that one to be in the fight. Who is to blame he asks his demons, that one should never get away.  Yet again I will take my stand,  hold his hand, love him in my victories and when I'm down but not out. I will finish the course set before me, with everlasting grace given to me. He counts me worthy, blessed, and one sweet day I will take my rest. Yes I will take my rest.

  • phillycollings29
    phillycollings29 Member Posts: 57 Courageous
    Wini1960 said:
    Chloe_Scope I love to write from the heart. So I have a few poetry/spoken words in my notes. Would you like me to share? They are not published.
    I'd love to read these!
    Hi @Chloe_Scope
    BBC Radio did some 'short stories' during lockdown.  I had one read by one of the presenters.  Would you like it?

    That's great @[email protected]! Yes please. :)
    Where do I post it? Chloe
    Where do I post it @Chloe_Scope
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @phillycollings29, you are more than welcome to post it here! :)
    Scope

  • JaneCambs
    JaneCambs Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    I don’t write stories, just poetry and songs. I find it helps me sort my thoughts out,and is a great therapy. Nice to read writing was celebrated yesterday 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,241 Disability Gamechanger
    There’s an old red brick wall at the bottom of the garden but it’s covered in ivy and before it is a mini wasteland of rubbish. Broken clay pots, stinging nettles “ouch!” Dock leaves “ah” that’s better, and some barbed wire and corrugated iron “what’s underneath?” “Nothing I bet” “no a slowworm!” Golden brown, so still, dozy on a hot day “pick it up, double dare” smooth, long and very strong “Samson the slowworm” like a strong finger “ put it down and see” its so fast it’s gone in a flash. Corrugated iron replaced. “So what’s behind the old clay pot? “Ha, a yellow snail” yellow with brown stripes “could be rare, I’ll look it up later” “bye snail. Hi worm, hi woodlice.” “A mini wasteland, quiet before I came, hidden jewels everywhere, who knew.”

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • laura222
    laura222 Member Posts: 84 Pioneering
    I wrote this thing about the fluidity of physical mobility https://medium.com/@anelkashaw/sometimes-i-use-a-wheelchair-b75c573ade46

    And lots of things from the perspective of an imaginary tortoise ... http://www.teaisforturtle.co.uk/ (This may, or may not be disability-related :p)
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,241 Disability Gamechanger
    @laura222. The turtle is funny, great stuff and thanks for sharing.

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • Sophievg
    Sophievg Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I'm a little late to this conversation! I wrote a blog recently for the Public Disability History site on 'Parental Advocacy and the Changing Attitudes Towards Down syndrome in Post-war Britain'. I've linked it below incase anyone is interested :) 

    https://www.public-disabilityhistory.org/2020/06/parental-advocacy-and-changing.html


  • Sophievg
    Sophievg Member Posts: 2 Listener
    @laura222 great pieces, thanks for sharing :) 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for sharing this with us @laura222
    Scope

  • phillycollings29
    phillycollings29 Member Posts: 57 Courageous
    Hello @Tesdl

    What an odd thing to suggest that the main character in a book not be disabled!

    Personally I should love to read your story and hope you will consider writing it.  It would be insightful for me and many others as well as making compelling reading I am sure.

    All the very best with it  :)
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,241 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tesdl I appreciate that writing your story might be hard work but it might be an idea to write it and then see how it turns out, ie interesting or not. I’m sure it would be interesting but this way you could ask others how they found it to be rather than just as an idea, just a thought.

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • JaneCambs
    JaneCambs Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    @Tesdl I can’t understand why someone would make such a suggestion regarding your story. I think real stories can be far more interesting and insightful than those made up. What if you made a time line of chapters with a brief synopsis of what each one would hold? Might give you an idea as to the content and flow of the possible book? It would then also be a nice reference to follow when fully writing it. Kind of like the warm up to the main event. Reading life from other people’s perspectives can teach us all many things. I am sure there is much to learn from your life experience. Don’t let an outsider put you off. Write because you feel you want to, let it be cathartic 

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