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Writing and Speaking by Paul Graham

I really enjoyed reading this essay by Paul Graham, and was happy to read that famous people feel uncomfortable with public speaking...

I'm not a very good speaker. I say "um" a lot. Sometimes I have to pause when I lose my train of thought. I wish I were a better speaker. But I don't wish I were a better speaker like I wish I were a better writer. What I really want is to have good ideas, and that's a much bigger part of being a good writer than being a good speaker... {read more}

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