I can be very entertaining - to children. If you tell a story with passion, children tend to go along and be captivated. But adult audiences are more critical, and I sometimes freeze. I'm much better with words on the page. Then I can go in and edit, edit, edit, before anyone sees what I've written.
I do 40-50 school author visits each year and present a program called "The Poems and Pranks of Father Goose." I do a lot of storytelling, along with readings and recitations from my poems. I like doing both!
I can be.... I just have to feel very comfortable with the person I am telling a story to. And obviously, I have to feel inspired!
Yes. My background is acting and stand-up.
I started out very young by telling my sister stories because our childhood was traumatic; I entertained her at night when we were scared.
Only when pulled over by the cops late at night on my way home from my favorite pub.
I teach poetry writing in schools... I often improvise a story, or a situation, or a series of metaphors.
Yes. Maybe better in some ways. It doesn't scare me so much. I have an acting/stand-up background, so oral story-telling comes naturally to me.
Also, when I was very young, I made up stories to calm my sister because we were frightened by our circumstances.
I like to spin a good yarn.