Just occurred to me as I was reading a work of mine. I'm making the scary presumption that you do, in fact, talk to yourself, either vocally, subvocally, or at least in your head. If you've never done this...well...just don't call the cuckoo's nest, a'right? I'm actually a big talker. As old as twelve, I would pack my school bag talking to myself, pretending to be a platoon commander arranging her troops into position for combat (I would literally yell at my pencils, "IN THE CASE, SOLDIER!"). Anyway, those were the benign days; nowadays I usually talk myself through anxious, upsetting, or cognitive-demanding tasks, and usually when I organize stuff. Though not as a platoon commander...just me. And a couple others. So here comes the focus of my topic: I usually talk to myself as "we". Not the royal "we", the plural "we". Cause I'm not alone in there, you know? I mean, I don't feel alone (again, don't call them orderlies). I noticed earlier today when I thought I had messed up something, I told myself, "We're going to be okay. Hang in there. We're gonna be just fine." It's always been that way; I never tell myself I'm gonna be okay. Huh. Well, aside for the fact that I have a pressing personality disorder, maybe it's a writer thing. XD So, how do you talk to yourself? Do you talk to yourself? And, bonus question: does it help you as a writer?