I'm bookmarking this one, Sean! I never correlated my sooocial anxiety to my sucky listening skills. But, it makes so much sense. I'm a discovery writer, too, and appreciate your suggestion of treating conversations in this way. Also, I notice when my voice gets high pitched and I get more energetic in conversations--I get self conscious at that point and try to real it in, lol. This advice is great!

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Memoirist-in-progress. Writer down to my bone marrow. 14x top writer. Weird-ass sassafrass. https://aimeegramblin.medium.com/membership (affiliate link).