8 Tips for Writing with Neuro / Cognitive Disability – Part Two

Nicole Melanson

Nicole Melanson ~

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This is the second part of my post on how I finished writing my novel, The Accident, after acquiring a neurological disorder. (If you missed Part One, you can find it here.)

If you have any tricks of your own on writing with cognitive disability, please let me know in the comments—I’m always looking for tips!

Stop. Just stop.

One of the more frustrating aspects of cognitive disability is the impact it has on decision-making skills. When I’m off balance, I can’t see the forest for the trees. My OCD kicks in and I start doing things like measuring the distance between the sofa and the wall to make sure both ends are even at 3 AM until my husband gently suggests I knock it off and come back to bed.

I’ve learnt to delay scratching the itch, so to speak, by writing down what it…

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