only to select people.
No. The written word allows for much more well thought out timing.
-laughs- I suppose so. My nieces are always asking me to read, they say I do it best, and I was always called upon to read in class.
I once asked why the teachers chose me but no-one else and they said because I had good enunciation, I knew how to properly pronouce words, I used expression, etc.
If you mean telling stories off the top of my head. Yes. So long as the story is within my genre. I'm very practised in the art of telling ghost stories, and I often make up fairytales for my nieces to listen to.
The way I see it, is the stories I write should sound like they can be told by fireside.
But there is one advantage over telling stories orally...revision.
Being a stand-up comedian, I love telling my stories out loud, and I try to write very casually, as if I'm telling them out loud, only inside your head.
Not at all.
I was a Pastor for over 40 years and still am. I love the pulpit and enter into my own element when speaking publicly. In that capacity I have always been a story teller. I'm good at changing voices, imitating moods, creating scenes. I am a bit of an actor and have done some, not professionally, but as an amateur. So yes, I'm a good story teller and I'd love to be tested in that capacity.
I don't have much practice at oral storytelling. You'd think as auditory a writer as I am, I'd be great at it. I can make my friends laugh with anecdotes--"Let me tell you about the day I applied for a job at the Pentagon and my stockings fell off while I was taking the tour with my interviewer. The garters went booing....boooing... and puddled around my high heeled feet." But the true oral storyteller makes you live in the world she creates with her voice, and I don't do that.
I would say yes I am since it was from my story telling that my first book became a reality. Anyone can read a story, placing their own impressions on what is written, but when I tell a story I can place the characters emotions, tone of voice, facial expressions etc. into my storyline.
I don't get tongue tied to often. Thrre things must be the same to keep one's balance. One must write like he talks, and one must talk like he thinks.
Yes, I love to tell stories, and come from a family of storytellers, singers and folk entertainers. I like stories to have a dramatic twist, a funny flavor or something shocking in them and I act out all the voices as well.
Oh Yes! 48 years of Testimony! And 4 years of Fire from the Mighty One!
I'm pretty good. I have a background in public speaking and I had been pretty successful at it. I believe that in order to captivate an audience and effectively maintain their attention, you have to be able to have oral story telling down to a science.