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?

rainforest Introvert heaven?

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.

Why me?
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.

Rules
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.

Posts
Here are links to some of my posts on good communication, listening, speech and language, and allied topics. I hope they help.

Top 3 Communication Tips

Empathy: The Secret The Best Communicators Understand

Handshakes, Hugs and Kisses: tiptoe through the minefield of non verbal communication

How to Make Friends When You’re Shy

Three Steps To Improving the Way You Listen: key communication skills

Communication Kit: don’t jump to conclusions

Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills: ten golden rules

Talk Less, Pause More

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