I read Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human shortly after it came out. One of the things that I liked was Bloom’s observation that several of Uncle Will’s characters worked out their thinking as they spoke. Hamlet is the most obvious example of that. “To be or not to be” twisting through all of the consequences of suicide.
I find that I’m using Ping – connected to Facebook and Twitter – as my own less-than-140-character self-revelatory soliloque.