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I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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    Remember that not getting what you want is

    sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Sep 1, 2014

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    When it comes to actually speaking,

    I stumble over my words and can barley make a decent, coherent sentence. I dislike the stares I get when I speak and the pressure gets so intense that I start getting anxious. When it comes to writing, I feel the pressure ease off and I become more comfortable. I am able to...
    worldisupsideup worldisupsideup 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    Half of the things I share on the Internet,

    I would never share with anyone in real life... ^____^ I guess it's probably because writing things down gives me more confidence than saying them out loud. ^^
    karenoohhh karenoohhh 16-17, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

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    The Forest The closest to happiness I think

    I've ever felt is when I imagine what it will feel like to wake up next to you early on a cold january morning with nothing but a blanket and your skin to keep me warm. To watch the shallow rise and fall of your chest and hear your warm breath slipping out in to the frigid air...
    WeOnlyHaveNow WeOnlyHaveNow 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    I Hate One-on-one Conversation

    It's excruciatingly awkward and frustrating for me. It's a burden to always keep thinking of "stuff" to talk about. I don't have a wide range of knowledge, so I'm afraid of getting something wrong or revealing my total ignorance. I don't like to grill people, or ask them a lot of...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    You (just random feelings) your my

    bittersweet… the reason why my heart beats… i would crawl to you on my knees and beg of you not to tease. i saw you threw the ashes and you rebuilt me into a precious being i have never once thought i could be.. you restore all of my agony until there is nothing but faith...
    Sparkles4Soul Sparkles4Soul 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can write my feelings better

    than verbally express them
    AnnPig AnnPig 51-55, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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    Words flow better for me with an ink pen

    and a piece of paper. Listening to music while I write is the best therapy I have found.
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F May 23, 2014

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    Fireflies..

    Your mouth is a forest, but that is not what amazes him.     It is the tongue, ablaze.. birthing words that are fireflies still...   And even when your eyes are thick with smoke, It does not make him choke.     Your eyes is home to life, but...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    Staring out the window glassy-eyed Thinking

    about the time we spent together I thought what we had was right Until you told me you felt something was missing altogether I was dumbstrucked Everything was okay just hours ago You said you then understood what your friends' meant by mixing with someone like me My fingers...
    Shimmerz479 Shimmerz479 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Whenever I think of you,

    my almost heartbreak, I can't see clearly. You come back in kaleidoscopes, with flashes of your dark green eyes, glaring into my brown ones, and then bursting into a perfect laugh. Memories of your hands wrapped up in mine, looking down at me, checking to see if I was asleep...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Speaking allows for far too many complications.

    I stumble and butcher the words when, in my mind, they sound mellifluous. With writing, it sounds the way I want it to every time
    BoredNerd BoredNerd 16-17, F May 31, 2014

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    So in public I look dumb

    but I look like the daughter of Einstein and Hemingway when I write. None of the two options are totally real, of course.
    SugarKaneFarrow SugarKaneFarrow 22-25, F Dec 12, 2014

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    Words

    I often write better than I speak, though there are times when I sit down to write and everything is just blank. Today I am a little nervous. I have to see my probation and parole officer. There are a little under 3 months left of my intensive correction order, including...
    memily memily 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    I don't consider myself to be a great writer,

    my pieces will probably never be published and no one will know my name after I'm gone. That being said, as someone who deals with depression I have never found such a sanctuary for my thoughts and feelings. My sadness gets put into the words I can not make out when people ask...
    lonelybrandi lonelybrandi 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    I hate conflict. I freeze like a deer in front

    of headlights. My throat chokes up, my eyes fill up and even if I know exactly what I need to say, I feel sorry for the person in front of me and can't force myself to hurt them. It is so much easier to write it all down (if it's someone I care about) and explain exactly what I...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    It's easier to write things down on paper

    than speaking it to people, I've found.
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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    All right, bear with me.

    This letter is long. Please give me your time. I'm proud of my words, maturity, and truthfulness in this letter and I'd love for you to read it and give me your feedback. Maybe you'll find something in here that will help you. Thank you!! _________, ******’ Letters, I know...
    moonilluminatedroom moonilluminatedroom 18-21, F Feb 10

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    when i write i am a real smooth talker

    but when it comes down to a face to face i struggle
    Noobdemolisher19 Noobdemolisher19 16-17, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I have had problems with speech

    since I was young, and was put in speech therapy for I think eight years. A lot of rules were pounded into me, such as talking at the right speed, facing the person, and pausing at the right times. But despite being in therapy I still have difficulty with S sounds. When talking...
    Torapie Torapie 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    The Intelligent Idiot

    I can express myself a lot better through writing than I can through talking. I enjoy writing and I like to think I am good at it. When I write, I sound intelligent, and can get my point across effectively. However, every time I open my mouth to speak, I sound like a total idiot...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 37 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    I would much rather write someone a letter,

    expressing my feelings than to say it. When I speak, things always come out wrong.
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2014

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    My essay teacher said

    that I'm really good at essays, and the fact that I got 20/25 of my essay writing on my English Proficiency Certificate, makes me believe that I might be good. I like writing about interesting staff anyway.
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Once upon a time, this was not the case

    for me. There was a time when words naturally fell off the tip of my tongue and wove itself naturally. That was when I had not a care in the world and could say whatever I felt at the time. Growing up though, I face rejection, odd looks, people taking offense and worst of all...
    BlackSilence BlackSilence 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    My spoken words never come out right.

    I'd rather write how I feel.
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F Jul 26, 2014

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    I've always had this problem of being able to

    express my self brilliantly through words ...but completely opposite when it comes to speech... heart if you know what I mean
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F Apr 8, 2014

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    I could spend an hour detailing how I felt hurt

    and she would sit there, cold as ice. When it was her turn to speak, she tore down every word that came out of my mouth until I had to apologize for expressing how I felt. I ignored this red flag and made excuses to myself and others.
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Nov 23, 2014

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    For some reason, I always picture the people I

    am closest to dead. I picture myself too heartbroken to go their funerals, staring into space for weeks on end. I picture myself sitting in bed, staring at the ceiling for what feels like a decade. I watch myself, through my own eyes, slowly deteriorate into a nonhuman creature...
    teacupgoddess teacupgoddess 16-17, F Jan 27

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    I thought it was weird

    until I found this group.. :)
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 4 Responses May 28, 2014

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    new pair of shoes and a whole new set of the

    blues no more drugs, no drink to use and I'm used to doing it my way but cuss it I say roll wit the punches make it to the end of each day pay your dues try to win but if you lose... you lose. and it ain't all bad..
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    The ice cold chill from my single pain window

    woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey cloud cover blankets the early morning sky and my mind wanders off into the idea of rain wetting and cleansing the earth. I find myself engulfed...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    It's Not Easy Being A Non-alpha

    Some of us out there are just not wired to be outgoing. We know exactly what we want to say, but a lot of the time it just comes out wrong. We are often every bit as intelligent as those who are talkative, many times even more so. But some of us just aren't blessed with the...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    I honestly choke up when I speak to my Wife

    when explaining the how's and why's of my thoughts, my feelings when I witness something that is so beautiful to these eyes. It usually takes awhile to tell my stories, kinda like the old song we learned as a child "there's a hole in my bucket dear liza dear liza..." one thing...
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I don't know what I would do without writing.

    I can't really explain anything without trying multiple times, which is good for writing, because you can edit, revise, and edit some more. I love creative writing because I can do anything. I can live through my characters, by having them do the things I can't. It's really...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Dec 26, 2014

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    Yes But It Is Not Enough

    i can express my self better in writing than in speech I am not a good writer but rather a very bad speaker I wan't to express what i feel but how can i write The pain of losing wonderful people The pinch of unfulfilled dreams The glow of new love The innocence of a baby...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Usually whenever I try to explain

    or describe something to somebody, I ALWAYS end up stuttering and fumbling my words around. Even when I tell a joke, it ends horribly and no one laughs. But writing, typing, and texting? I can keep going on and on. My words just flow out like liquid and my vocabulary suddenly...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    honestly it is true..

    Am very bad at direct communication (speaking )to people especialy to girls , but am not worried about writing.. I know I have to improve to speak , its not that I can't speak good, its just that some feeling where I don't know how to speak or convey what am trying to say or...
    lonelyManik lonelyManik 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    On a good day I can write into worlds into

    existence and tear them to the ground in the same breath. My eloquence is matched only by the articulacy of my prose. I am the sage narrator guiding the hero towards the end of his quest and the ribald voice of the antagonist. I can rend your heart from your chest with my words...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Sometimes I have a hard time getting the words

    out of my head. I become flustered and stutter, and sometimes I just can't get them out at all... Like they're stuck. Words only flow smoothly on paper.
    lovewhiteroses lovewhiteroses 18-21, F Aug 23, 2014

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    Everyday I can feel the distance between us

    growing, farther and farther, apart.
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 Feb 13

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    We all have our stories.

    Life is a roller coaster of emotions and experiences that bring us up or takes us down.The secret is to learn and grow from these experiences.Turn the tables on the stuff that upsets you by just shaking it off and move forward.Take the day before you and cope with what matters...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    When I write I just write all my feelings

    and pain down but when it comes to speaking I shut down and think: no one will ever listen to me so why should I talk to people in the first place.
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Unveiled..

    You can find me...Look where there is no listening..Where the wind carries whispers like mothers' carry their babies.Where justice has overslept and fear fastens its grip around the vocal cordsof every opposing opinion to individuality.You can find me...Look for the steam rising...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    I can never be an eloquent speaker

    but my mind can feed me deeper thoughts that I can write in a blink, just like now...If I were your sun and you're my moon,Can we meet halfway like around noon?Then maybe we can drink, laugh and dance,Let this chance be our lifetime romance!
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    As you are my light,

    as you are my whole world. I give you so much power to break me, completely. watch me wither away, as I am beautiful yet heartless, forcing upon a great ordinary satisfaction or not so to be true.
    Millennia Millennia 16-17, F Dec 7, 2014

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    Sober it's a better life I hear,

    no bud no beer, no dope, no coke, just hope, that doesn't mean I lack the craving, sometimes it's like there's no saving.... me. less it be something hard core like strong liquor, xtc, mixed with lsd, I'm Al alone but sometimes it's best to be that way, it pushes back that day...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I've always been the one

    who writes love poems and cries quietly in her blue room. The one who eats and slides the sharp blade across her wrists and arms. The one who speaks five languages but doesn't understands why she even learned them. I am the girl who sleeps all day because she's tired of living...
    lace1996 lace1996 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    As you sit and tell me im useless,

    worthless, I agree with you. I take on so much, you think you have the right to tell me im nothing. tell me, please tell me something I don't know.
    Millennia Millennia 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    Of course I can write words better

    than I can speak. I love it. It voices my voice without even being voiced. You may read it one way and I may read it in a whole different way. That, and no one really listens these days. They just pretend to be listening. Some people do listen and I love those people. But I just...
    Nitram13 Nitram13 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I don't really do well at speaking.

    This is partially because of my social anxiety. When I text or type things to people, though, I feel like it's easier to think before I speak and say what's on my mind. In person, I have a hard time saying things, but I can choose who I type too, and then based on that, I can...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F Nov 23, 2014

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    I can feel myself being drawn in to

    that ******* hole again....a place where I told myself I'd never ever let myself go... and here I am.... Well ******* done! I literally feel sick... I blame myself and my addictive personality... Am I just too nice..? Do I worry about other peoples, virtual strangers above...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M Aug 20, 2014

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