Agatha Christie translated her writing trouble into becoming one of the bestselling authors of all time


Millions of people have read and enjoyed Agatha Christie’s books and she is considered one of the bestselling authors of all time-having sold 4 billion books. She is well known for her detective and mystery novels as well as her short stories. As surprising as it is, Christie is believed to have dyslexia, although she had never been diagnosed. It has been reported that she said:

“I, myself, was always the 'slow one' in the family. It was quite true, and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so until this day.”

While she may have struggled with her writing and spelling, she did not let that stop her from writing. Christie was a big fan of detective novels that she decided to write her own detective stories. Although, at first, she struggled to get her stories published, she went on to publish 66 detective books as well as 14 different short stories.


-What goal would you like to go after, but you don’t because you don’t think you are qualified or skilled enough?

-If you went for it, like Agatha Christie did, what action would you take today and tomorrow?

-Get started!

Learn more about Agatha Christie’s story here.