How Different Is Your Writing Style VS Your Voice?

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

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.

5 thoughts on “How Different Is Your Writing Style VS Your Voice?

  1. I have been known to waffle on and veer off topic when I’m speaking, but in my writing, I think I’m pretty good at sticking to the point. I try to write the way I would talk, or at least make it sound like I’m telling the reading something in a natural way. I liked this post! A very interesting thing to think about!!

    1. You are a natural writer, Kristyn! The more you try to just be your natural self in your writing, and the more in sync you are with your thought process, the even better your writing gets!

  2. Ironically enough I’m told I speak like I’m writing. I’m always talking in general. I think people tell themselves that cause they think I’m still passive aggressive. I tell people will tell you what’s on my mind and what I think about someone straight up. Of course not being insulting, but what can I say. It is what it is. ??‍♀️

      1. It’s not that we have no filter. We just aren’t gonna lie to someone intentionally telling them what they want to hear. If you ask me, we are giving people the tools to self improve. If you ask me, we genuine and want to see people achieve the best they can be. If they want to assume it’s negative criticism, that’s their ignorance not ours. Or how I say that’s there pendejada ??‍♀️. So do you ever get told your insecure? ?. It happens all the time to me. I’m like bruh really, have looked in your mirror or see that your low key deflecting. People are weird sometimes. You got this girl. ❤️❤️

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