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Joel Thomas Hedgpeth I don't know that I experienced writer's block in this, the only thing I ever wrote. There were times when I just didn't feel like sitting down to write, but it wasn't because I couldn't think of anything to say. Maybe I was just tired of writing for a while.
Joel Thomas Hedgpeth If you have something to say, regardless of what it might be, write it down. Don't worry about the format, the grammar and punctuation (well, maybe worry about those things a little) because others will read, and suggest corrections and changes when you think you're finished. Then you can worry, with the help of others.
Joel Thomas Hedgpeth For me, it's the realization that I have created something that others can enjoy.
Joel Thomas Hedgpeth Nothing! This being my first attempt at writing, and having spent three years working on it, I'm still reeling in the realization that I completed it and it's available for others to read, and, I'm hopeful, to enjoy.
Joel Thomas Hedgpeth Events in my own life which were highly unusual led to many people to whom I related the events telling me, "You should write a book." So I did, but improvising with fictional events and characters. The core events of my life only took me five minutes to ell people, so I had to make up a lot to fill a novel.
Joel Thomas Hedgpeth My wife and others who knew I was writing a book urging and encouraging me. Once I had written maybe a third of the book I got enthused about the plot and where it was going. This spurred me on.

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