So many writers are introverts. Yes, me too! I’ve enjoyed some great parties in the past, but I need some time alone to recharge my batteries. I love writing partly because it lets me put down all the the words and actions in my head without the distraction of wondering whether the other person is listening, whether I’m talking too much or too little … You know what I mean, don’t you?
Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” helped so many introverts, especially introverted writers, realise there is nothing wrong with us. We just need to do things in our own way. Sometimes, though, a few tips can help us when we mix in the real world.
I’ve been a speech and language therapist and a Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and I’m gathering together some of the posts I’ve written on the rules that make communication easier.
I hope they’ll help you, dear fellow writer, when you emerge, blinking, into the light from your writing cave to face the world. We all have to do it sometimes. Maybe the posts will also aid our constant search for the depth and authenticity that we strive for in our work.
Often, just knowing some of the rules of communication can make life easier. When should you make eye contact? Is it OK to listen rather than tell witty stories?
I’ve written posts that deal with these, and other issues.
Here are links to some of my posts on good communication, listening, speech and language, and allied topics. I hope they help.