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Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
 
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I am not sure I am good at either writing or telling stories, but am working on it 


I am better at writing a story as opposed to telling a story orally, although I enjoy doing both. 


I think so. And I get tired of talking sometimes. So it's interesting to see how it looks in written form. Or vice versa. It's also interesting to tell a story and see how folks react, how interested they are to hear it. What are they interested in? How do they relate? Is it just about me? How can I include them and their ties, their interests in the story to connect to more people? And as I share a story, to notice how it grows and changes because of the sharing with others, with listeners, with people who question, who add their own story and experience. So the story is not the same as I tell it over time. It takes on a life and a growth of its own. 


I like to think so. I try to put in detail to really bring the story home without going on too much and losing my audience. It's hard not too get too intricate at times when you are passionate about what you are telling. 


No, not at all. I like to hurry up and get the the end. Lol 


I am. 


Writing and orating are two radically different things. It's why Conan O'Brien and David Letterman are the kings of late night television for entirely different reasons. Conan has the writing down to an art form, while David can get by on a wink and a smile.

I can tell stories and make people laugh, but my written stories are such a treat, because I can go into such detail, details that would otherwise lose people when you're face to face. People give you more time and attention when you're writing. When you're talking, you have to be quick and stay sharp. Writing can be quick and sharp, but there's an expectation for detail, a desire for a slower pace. People want to relish good writing like a fine meal. There's a way to write where the reader doesn't want it to end, and I aspire to write that kind of book.
 


Heavens, no. 


Yes 


I think I ramble a bit more if I am talking so most likely not. 


Yes! I love telling stories and bringing in voice and facial expressions to the work. It is wonderful getting the immediate reaction and the reader's thoughts about it afterwards. 


Yes!! I think that's why I enjoy writing. Basically, I'm just telling stories like I always have! 


Few can compare. When telling a story I hold the audiance, by intonation, eye contact, jesture, body movement, humor and I can change a story as I go to fit the crowd or person. Thank you Captain Kangaroo, Buckskin Bill and Polycarp Pecos #2 


Yes, very good. I'm better at speaking and public singing (entertaining) in the right venue. I write songs, sing well & harmonize beautifully. 


Absolutely not. I ramble. That's why revision is important to my writing! 



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