No unfortunately not. Unfortunately my creative skilss are only internal and my tongue can't always relay the phrases effectively.
Not sure. I think that all half-decent novelists are, by definition, actors because, by creating fictional characters and scenarios, you are inevitably showing off. Sometimes I think I do that better on the page than on the stage but I have enjoyed some of the promotion tours and the opportunity to perform.
I can make up stories all the time, and tell them to children.
Yes, I started reading to friends sitting around me in a circle
I am horrible telling stories orally. My kids constantly ask me to tell them stories. They love them, but their young children and they don't know any better.
People say I can get them into a story I'm excited about
no good at all in telling it orally
I think so. I've spent a lot more time telling stories than writing them down.
No. I stammer and I stutter and I rush through them.
i am not good at all. My friends always say how do you manage to write novels went you are miserable at teling stores orally.
Throughout 2008 I have been a regular guest on Cath Bore’s Lunchtime Forum on 7 Waves Radio, which broadcasts across Wirral on 92.1 FM. The show can also be heard live via the station’s website on http://www.7waves.co.uk
As well as talking about Riverside Writers’ latest activities, during each show I have read aloud one of my short stories. The positive feedback from listeners has been very encouraging.
In April 2008, as part of Wirral Bookfest, I organised and took part in “Words from Wordsmiths” which was a performance of Riverside Writers’ stories and poetry. The event was so successful that our group has already been booked for a similar event on April 20th, 2009. (See my website for up-to-date details.)
So, yes, I enjoy reading my fiction aloud for an audience. It's nice to receive their direct reactions, too.
No I'm rubbish at it. I'm good at dirty jokes though.
Good stories take time to think up. It is a real ability if someone can recount a story in real time: like an MC or free-style rapper - the skill is staggering! My fingers speak better than my tongue.
Yes, particularly to children.