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    Are most writers "introverts"?

    (As we wait for the newbies to come crashing down the door -- and to appease dear Gary -- am starting an actual "writers"" thread. )

    Is being introspective a plus or a minus when it comes to writing scintillating dialogue for, say, a novel? Such people are said to be (better?) able to absorb and listen, but how do they express in their own words what they hear from others? JD Salinger comes to mind.

    In your opinion, are most good novelists extroverts or introverts? Or does it even matter?

    (Hey, I'm not really all worked up about this subject. As I said before...)

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    What matters most to me is that my readers connect with my characters, the storyline is relatable, and all dialogue is authentic.

    And answering your questions re a writer's personality, I find myself more of an introvert but I do have moments I'm an extrovert...hence, my opinion that I'm really an ambivert.
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    In your opinion, are most good novelists extroverts or introverts?
    Yes.

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    Good one, jayce. You got me there.

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    Also, Hemmingway.

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    Kitty,

    Your original question is akin to asking if good artist are introverts. Introversion is irrelevant to technique. It's more of a perk than a prerequisite.

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    Seems it's a reasonable question, though, AP.

    Hey, my thread is even mentioned in Google search (which brought up 6,490,000 results)

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient...w=1012&bih=567

    I consider myself an ambivert: a little of this, a little of that. Which could be why they call me:

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    I am an introvert, no doubt.

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    I think most writers are either male or female.

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    And those who don't come under the "most" category write masterpieces.

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