—I am amazed by how much better my work is conveyed in conversation than by writing. Or is that just my delusion?–
It’s just a lot easier to tailor a conversation to an individual’s points of reference than it is to imagined points of reference.
This is one of the reasons novelists write for someone they know, and it’s why I write on Facebook – so I have some idea who I am talking to.
Otherwise we tend to write either to ourselves in an inconsistent moods, or to chaos with inconsistent voice
Everyone tells me that I am much better in person but it’s only because I can listen for a frame of reference and target it.