I can not spell and I always tell my students that we all have talents, I have many, but spelling is not one of them. My Dad can’t spell either and he writes music, poetry, journal entries and he also substitute teaches as a hobby in his retirement. So I’ve always told myself it is an inherited trait that can’t be helped.
Bad spellers are a breed apart from good ones. A writer with a mind that doesn’t register how words are spelled tends to see through the words (s)he encounters — straight to the things, characters, ideas, images and emotions they conjure.
I like to think I am exactly that – well said!