not exactly. but i ever won the telling story competition when i was student in my senior high school.
Extremely good, my family was the first to tell me that I should start writing my stories down instead of always telling them.
Oh, no way. I can't speak how I write at all.
I am a Texan, and telling folk tales is in our blood. People tell me I tell interesting tales.
I don't mind reading my work in public, if that's what you mean.
That depends on what you mean by "telling." I read with great enthusiasm so if I'm reading to you, I'd say, yes. But if I have to tell you by memory then I'd have to say no. My mind filters through all the possibilities and the visuals of the situation so I spend more time thinking about what I'm leaving out than what needs to be said.
I guess so, no one's ever told me my stories suck but maybe they're too polite.
Sometimes, if I'm in "the zone". Usually I'm better at putting my thoughts in writing.
Yes. In fact, oral stories tend to evolve with the telling, which can gradually improve the narrator's style in both oral and print form.
I also do stand-up comedy and I find that being able to tell a story to a crowd of strangers does help in realizing how to sustain interest with an audience. That being said, for all the similarities between the two, I still find enough differences to say that one does not have to be a skilled orator in order for one to be a skilled writer. Some folks have clumsy tongues but nimble fingers.
Yes, if the audience is made up of family and/or friends.
No, if I do not know the audience.
Hum, not always. I try though. I do tell three killer ghost stories that my kids and nieces and nephews and neighbor kids BEG to hear.