I worked in children's services in a public library for a number of years, developing programs, storytelling, writing puppet plays, etc.
I've recently rediscovered storytelling for both adults and children, have also developed a program for teaching children how to create their own stories and present them orally.
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Oh Yeah. Methinks a good write is a story teller. He is two in one however in some case there are writers who know to speak with the paper but not the audience.
I think so,
Most good writers are also good oral story tellers. When telling a
story orally, the very method of the telling demands that the story
teller clearly know and understand the story being told and how each
of the components of the story must be presented in order for the story
to have the desired impact on the listener.
That's a good question. I am no good at telling jokes, I always insert the punchline in the middle of the joke and ask for a do over. As for telling stories orally, I don't think so, no, I am much better at writing than I am at speaking, be it telling stories or giving directions.
I believe I am. I have undertaken many radio slots on national networks.
No, I'm not even good at reading my novels aloud.
Probably not. I can spin a reasonable anecdote, but I need time to truly craft a story - and I need to occupy the space between myself and the keyboard to do that.
OH yes. I started telling stories as soon as I could speak... and that skill did get me into much trouble in my youth. Since then I put it to good use.
No, haven't really tried.
For about six years, I moonlighted as a speaker for religious camps, schools, and churches as a storyteller. Through "sounding out" stories, a lot of my voice in writing was developed.
I can spin a yarn if I need to, but it's never gotten me out of a traffic ticket. I don't tend to talk much, I save what I have to say for my writing. When I do talk no one ever seems to understand; especially me.
No way. My verbal skills are quite laughable and I do have the propensity to mix up words or say something inappropriate.
Definitely not. I tend to trip over my own tongue. Words definitely flow through my fingers better than they do through my mouth.