I grew up in a large family with frequent family meals. Story telling was bred into me from an early age. I like to tell a good story orally, trying to time the impact of the story to make the maximum impression. A good oral telling ensures a story will be told again to others by other.
Actually, yes. I often think that, in my dotage, I would like to read to children - perhaps kids in hospitals or hospices. It need not be my work that I read from. I simply want to do something good with the abilities that I have.
No, I can't do it. Mark Twain could. Good storytellers can.
Yes, I have to say I am.
People love to hear my stories orally. But, having learned Russian along with English during the McCarthy era where my Dad moving from Canada and work at the Windsor Star to Detroit to work for the Detroit Free Press was ashamed of my Mother, sister and me speaking Russian, thus the crash course in English and the use of the Dictionary.
He was afraid to be labeled a Communist. Although I don't speak Russian anymore I still tend to think in Russian grammar structures so my writing is better than my oral presentations although people tell me I am a great story teller.
I can tell a very short story well, orally, but I'm much better on paper because I love the ins and outs of weaving events together. I can't juggle plot lines in my head the way I can on paper.
Yes, I think so; at least others have told me that.
I like to think so, but rarely do this. I did as a child however and I think that helped me become interested in writing.
Telling stories orally is a lot different from me. I will be the first person to admit that I am horrible at telling stories orally. When I write, I don't focus constantly on a bluepring or an outline. I use those a guide so I know what I have written and what I would like to write. Instead, when I write it is like watching a movie in my head. Only I am observing and writing down what goes on.
I think so. I have been paid to tell stories orally. It's a Native American thing, lol.
I have been pretty good at oral story telling but I prefer the capability to edit and transform a story into all it has the potential of being. That is not usually possible in an oral format. Once the idea is spoken, it is already out there, and there is no sense in trying to retrieve it for further revision. That is what makes storytelling in print so much more work than its oral counterpart. And, not coincidentally, much less forgivable in its final form.
It's been a long time, but I suppose so.
No, but once in a while I can actually tell a joke well.
No. Although I am a bit theatrical, I'm no where near good enough to hold an audience for long.
Funny you should ask. My daughter and I have been orally telling stories to each other since she was a toddler. Some of my children's stories have come from the two of us working together.