Like 3 million Americans and more globally I suppose, I stutter/stammer. For those that are unfamiliar with this topic, it is a neurological and motor condition/disorder of speech. It is characterized by involuntary repetition of sounds, pauses, or elongation of words when speaking. For those familiar, I do not have to describe what a crippling handicap it can be to social interactions. This brings me to the point of writing. Of the stutters I have met over my lifetime, many were very good at critical thinking, and enjoyed writing as a result of their inability to speak fluently. As for myself, my stutter was worse growing up, but slowly through conscious practice, it has subsided to a mild case, though some days are more challenging than others. I do not solely write because I cannot speak, but rather because of a variety of personal reasons, which stuttering is a part of I suppose. And so, I ask if anyone here on the boards is familiar with stuttering/stammering, perhaps is someone afflicted, and whether it encourages you to write?