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.
Not really. If I have time to sit down and think about a storyline I can probably make up a good story but I usually need to sit down & think about it & go over it to improve the story in any way I can.
Not really, I really get flustered
I speak, all hear. Good is not a concept of an Uttuku, nor one of my kind. The is and that is all.
I'm very involved in theatre, also writing plays, so I enjoy telling stories, even if it's just to a few people down at the pub. I don't actually realise I'm telling stories but, if I'm describing something that happens, people tell me the way I relay it can be a bit like a grandiose tale in some ways.
I am the pan-dimensional bard so the answer is a resounding yes
Sometimes I am in the zone and can hold the wrapt attention of all who surround me. Most times I huddle in a corner and listen to stories told and lived by other people. Those are the stories I want to capture and set down.
I am good at explaining things orally but not as good telling stories. I tend to forget the actual words needed and the stories turn into summaries. The words needed arise when I'm trying to write.
I do believe I enjoy making the most of an interesting situation for best effect. There is a saying on council, 'Councillors like to hear the sound of their own voice.' It is true we do, I love to debate and the better the argument I put forward the better I feel; I will however qualify that with the fact that it is always inspired by the passion that I have for a particular issue. As a writer I feel that if you are going to talk, then I believe, make it interesting or amusing while still having integrity for the truth of what you are imparting. Otherwise, I don't believe in boring people, that's not to say I haven't bored anyone; but as I don't like to be bored by others I try very hard not to do it to them.