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Feb 12 2018 3:00pm

Writing Styles of the Rich and the Famous: How a Famous Friend Helped Me Write My First Novel

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My only claim to the rich and famous was my closest friend in high school. Steve was always cool. He drove a cool car, had the cool haircut, was a great athlete, wore the right clothes, and said all the right things. But he just barely scraped by in school because he was dyslexic. He was dyslexic in a day when they didn’t know what dyslexia was, so they thought he was dumb.

We’d stay up all night studying for a test, and he'd have the material cold. Then, we’d take the exam the next morning, and he couldn't recognize the questions. He'd panic with the time limits and couldn’t read the writing. It was all backward, undecipherable. But he worked harder in school than anyone. It was clear to him that he wasn’t dumb, and it was clear to me too.

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