I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I’m Elle Strauss and I’m a Hand Talker
I’m a hand talker and sometimes I also slap table tops. Is there a support group for people like me? You probably think by now that I’m an extrovert and that I like to be the center of attention, but not true. I’m more of an observer. I’ve been told I’m hard to get to know, that I’m reserved. It’s not that I’m shy, I’m not afraid to speak up or take the lead when necessary. In fact I used to be the extrovert who liked all the attention, but somewhere along the way, I’ve slipped into midrovertism (I just made that word up. It’s for people who aren’t clearly extroverts or introverts.)
My question to you is, have you ever read about a primary or secondary character whose identifying trait is hand talking? Would having to mention heavy gesticulation with most of her dialogue be interesting or annoying?
I’m guessing annoying.
Hmmm. Maybe I have to try sitting on my hands, or shoving them into my pockets when I talk. But then I’d probably have these weird jerking body movements going on, and that could be worse.
So, what were we talking about? I wish I could say we were deep into issues like how to heal global warming or Google world denomination or who I thought should win Survivor this year—but actually, we were talking about our kids and writing. (Surprise?)
How about you? Any fellow hand talkers out there? Any tips?