Unfortunately no. I prefer using words and pictures.
Not really. I am best when writing. I am not a good oral storyteller.
Oh yeah, don't go for a walk with me into a dark and scary area.
Orally, I'm not sure as of now, but maybe I'll be in the future
Sometimes perhaps, around the right table, with the right people, in the right light. Or when children are listening.
Oh no, no way no. There is a reason I'm a writer and not a public speaker.
I do readings and have recorded one of my books and they got some good reviews and feedback but I am not a natural actor. I try to come out of the moment when doing a reading. Forget it is me and imagine being the character.
Not really. I get tongue tied and feel silly. I forget what I was going to say and have to be reminded where I was. It's uncomfortable.
I probably wouldn't be. In my mind, I wish I could bring do my own stories justice orally, but there are parts of what I write that I wouldn't be able to speak out of embarrassment, as silly as that may sound. No, I'd much rather someone else read what I write orally instead, specifically a female. Me? Not so much. I'm not gifted in the speech department yet, and I'm not sure I'll ever be fully comfortable with it, especially if I ever had to read something I wrote.
I'm getting there. I teach writing for a large university, and I find myself getting better at verbal expression the more I do it. Practice really does make perfect!
I'm decent at re-telling events, or making jokes, or witty observations on the fly. Ask me what my books are about, and I'm fucked. It's a bunch of stammering bullshit as I try to sell something so complex with so few words.
Heavens no! I'm a terribly self-conscious speaker.