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Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
 
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I like to tell stories in writing and by speaking. 


No, I don't tell stories nearly as good as I create them on paper. 


no... not really 


If I have the story on paper in front of me then I'mokay but if I have to do it from memory I keep saying, 'like', 'you know', 'umm'. So in a way I am and I amn't! 


Yes - to live audiences, on radio, and in podcasts on http://users.bigpond.net.au/renton/934.htm 


Yes. One of the things I am blessed with is being a good story teller. I love telling stories rather than writing them. 


Not really, these days. It's like trying to retell a good joke that you've heard, and when you get to the punch line, you've forgotten it! LOL! 


I think so. I tell all kind of stories from those I have read to things that have hapened to me, I've very detailed though but people seem to enjoy that! 


No! I very rarely talk directly from my mind without paper or computer. I cannot correct myself if I change an idea if it has already been spoken! I have been told that I read aloud extremely well though - apparently I have a pleasant and almost hypnotic voice. 


Yes I am said the honest yet arrogant author. Humor, emotion, eye contact, being grounded and relating comfortably are all of the elements of a good story teller. I am a lawyer. We are story tellers. At the end of the day, the success of your case is based in part on who your lawyer is, who opposing counsel is and who the Judge is and in part on who tells the best story. I practice high conflict family law. The stories are replete with drama, human drama. I tell the most incredulous and most important stories of all. Those that affect families, that affect children for the rest of their lives. If you are going to do that, you better be a very good story teller. 


Sure, but it is easier to write in that there is less change of being interrupted. Also in writing there is the luxury of editing. When I screw up my characters roll around on the floor clutching their sides making fun of me. They really tell me where I have gone wrong and I have to listen. Otherwise there is no peace. Two o'clock, covered in sleep here I am looking bleary eyed at the screen while some one is telling me: I do not speak like that. I did not say that. It sounds ridiculous. FIX IT!

There is no peace when you have done shoddy work. The voices will not rest until it is made straight, tight and sounding just so. Believe me, there is no tyranny more total than the interior voices.

It isn't that you have to be nuts, but a writer just naturally develops schizoid tendancies. It would be insane otherwise.
 


I LOVE telling stories aloud and 'making up as I go' - I have never been assessed on it, but children ask me to 'tell a story' often. 


I like to tell stories and take a person on a journey. Telling a story to some one, or a group is a powerful thing, and you can change the direction, or add pieces in if you like. By telling how the listener is responding, by being aware, and by being adaptive, the story can be just as rewarding for me, as it is for the listener. 


One of my party tricks is to creat a story instantly and on demand from a lucky dip box of characters, situations and settings. I am less good at telling (or retelling) more complex existing narratives, even if I wrote them. I am quite good at reading aloud. 


Yes, I am. If anything I am stronger orally as my grandmother taught how to hold and entertain an audience with her superb storytelling ability. Many of my written and verbal skills were learned from her, especially how to tell a joke and never to fudge a punchline. 



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