Sometimes, it depends on the subject. My experiences in life imitate a good fiction novel in some aspects (model, teacher, writer).
So I have been told. In every creative endeavor that I undertake from all form of writing to painting, to my music it is always about telling a story.
Not particularly. I'm not exactly eloquent and I find the story loses steam when it's pocked with, "and then", throughout the telling.
Yes. A Good narration helps to set you out to the path of writing. I used to thrill my mom and sisters with what I have read and I earned the nickname - Raconteur when I started my career.
God, no. I don't think so. How well I speak out loud depends upon the mood I'm in - whether I'm hungry or tired, whether I'm feeling distracted. Writing something down allows me extra time to think about what I want to say and how I want to say it.
I think most writers would probably tell you something similar about this, though some people are absolute prodigies with the spoken word. I'm in awe of them. That's definitely not me.
No. I can be a storyteller, but I'm always better when I see my thoughts appearing before me on paper/computer monitor.
I have been told that I paint a picture when I tell a story, so I would have to say "Yes, I am equally good at telling stories orally."
Being an actor for so many years...telling stories orally isn't a problem. I recently have been performing in my one man show...and enjoy doing it.
No, I suck at that.
No, but I can. I find it forced and rehearsed and disingenuous. Like most stand-up comedy. Kinda sad. Ask me to tell a joke and I'll start crying. Let me entertain you, and you will start crying. Uncontrollably.
No. I write better than I talk, because I have the chance to stop and think, to go back and change things, and to take as long as I like to finish. You can't do much of that when you're talking.