Are we different people when we are writing from when we are speaking? Writing is like being yourself in slow motion--in a carefully filtered pre-edited manner. Well worded ideas, topical relevance, immunity from immediate sentence-by-sentence reactions, a loss of emotive vocal tone, and lack of real time sensitivity to feedback. It just seems to me this self is not the same one we express in face to face conversation. Even when we DO want to mimic spontaneity in writing, we only do it to achieve a certain precalculated effect, as in omg! or lol! A writer is a monologue-reciting performer acting out a kind of role for an anticipated audience. A speaker is a flawed, on-the-fly improvisor. Two different selves in play here. Do you agree? How are YOU different from how you write, if at all?