It’s a well-documented phenomenon that we scribblers often in a much different style than in which we speak. This is most certainly the case with me. I’m a far better writer than speaker and not only in public speaking.
I’ve had the tendency to misspeak on many occasions in ways that simply don’t happen in my writing. I’m far better composed in writing than I am in speech. When I’m speaking on a topic I’m well versed in and knowledgeable about, though, I can at least sound reasonably intelligent.
In speaking, I have a way of stating the incredibly obvious without even consciously realizing it. Again, this doesn’t happen in writing. That is, unless some sort of sarcasm or “tongue-in-cheek” humor is intended. These differences between my own writing and my own speech patterns could make a very fascinating and in-depth study into the functioning of my own mind.
Not being a social scientist, however, I’m not sure just how accurate my observations will be. To be honest, I’m far more curious about how others perceive the differences between their writing and speaking styles in contrast to how others perceive the differences.
On that note, how different do you feel your writing style and speaking style varies? Do others ever comment on those differences? Or, do you feel that your writing and speaking are actually much the same?
~ Amelia <3