Can you write and not know how to spell?

United States
September 4, 2008 8:20pm CST
I am the worlds worse speller, but used to LOVE to write and be creative. I stopped writing because of my unfortunate problem with spelling that I've struggled with for many years, do you think it's possable to write having a problem with spelling?
5 responses
• United States
9 Sep 08
Absolutely... that is why there are editors getting paid big bucks around here... I remember editing lots of stuff for my hubby who is attempting to be a writer... writing is about creating not spelling...
@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I hope you are still writing. I am also the world's worst speller. I don't have enough posts to copy and paste into MyLot, so you will likley see some of my spelling errors here. I work from home as a freelance writer, but I am still a bad speller. That is why I like Microsoft Word, as it highlights your spelling errors for you.
@iakulchen (615)
• Singapore
5 Sep 08
With all the word processors that are currently available that have an in-built spellchecker, I don't think this hould be a big problem for you now. The word processor wil pick out your spelling errors.
@shooie (4989)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Love writing - shouldn't let spelling stop you from doing what you love. The more you write does help your spelling in the long run.
You sound like me when it comes to spelling. I have to be the worlds worst speller. I love to write so at times it is a struggle but I have not and will not give up my passion of writing. I use spell check and or bounce words off my husband. Sometimes I spell it right but still have to ask because it just doesn't look right. Pick up that pen and paper again go back to what you love doing or do it on your computer and use your spell checker but don't give up on something you love doing.
• United States
5 Sep 08
Absolutely! One of the best poets I know is dyslexic, and has a lot of trouble with spelling. If you're writing just for yourself, what does it matter? No one will see it but you. If you're writing for publication, even on a web site like this, use spell-check (Firefox has it built in!)