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How do you get inspired to write?
Joel Hunter Gun Inspiration to write hit me when I was about ten. So badly I wanted to write my own lyrics for a song, and I had so much inside of me that I wanted to get out. For several days I could do nothing. I could not figure out how to write something, seemingly, out of nowhere. I wondered how in the world people just come up with words and ideas that seem so powerful. I wondered if writers have something that others don’t, and maybe never can have. Then one day, when it felt like my brain was about to explode, because I would not give up, inspiration hit me like I had stepped into another world. All of the sudden, thoughts and ideas came pouring out of my mind like crazy.
It has been that way ever since.
It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties, after I had written thousands of song lyrics (that I still have locked inside a safe, right now) that I found my true calling with fiction writing. When that happened everything in my life seemed to come together. To me, writing has always been like a flaming bass drum that pounds deep inside my chest and the sound of it releases through my mind. Writing is sacred and powerful to me, and that is what inspires me; what drives me. I’ve been working for so many years now for no pay and for nothing but a burning desire to get the things out that scream inside of me. I’m so glad that things are now coming around. With my short story, Scarred for Life, that I have just released, I have given the world only a small taste of what is to come, and more will be coming with rapid succession. I’ve been a student for so long and only now do I feel that it’s time to let that inspiration of my childhood live on.
So, I guess my inspiration to write is inside of me. It always was. I’ve never had to get it. I only had to figure out how to let it out when I was young, and it has been driving me through life ever since.
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Published via author’s former website at joelhuntergun.com.
More about me, which you will find nowhere else.
Before I die, my goal is to ultimately become a successful fiction writer. When I was around ten years old, living in foster care, I discovered writing as an escape and as a way for me to vent my frustrations in life. Since then, writing has and will always be my core passion. I aspire to dig deep into the aspects of fiction writing (predominantly horror) and finely lace it with some type of lesson or inspirational message. This is my definitive purpose.
The reason for this writing mix is because I am trying to reach people who cannot normally be reached. In other words, I want to try to encourage those who have had horrible lives to keep striving for their dreams and to never give up no matter what.
This matters to me greatly because I spent most of my childhood as an abused and mentally scarred foster kid who was extremely shy, a nerd, acne riddled, viciously angry at the world, I did not even know my real last name until I was sixteen years old, and I had spent my late teenage years as drug addict in the process. It was not until I had completely hit ground zero, and then had a child of my own, that I decided enough was enough. However, by then, I felt like I had destroyed most of my life or what it could have been. I had also watched others around me do the same, and so rebuilding was like walking through hell. With every painful step forward, I was knocked back by at least three, but I never gave up and I held my focus. In the process, I discovered that all of my barriers were really just in my head. In other words, it was actually my way of thinking (what I constantly chose to believe in) that was the real problem. I then realized that I did not have to live in hell my entire life. I mean, sure, one’s situation in life can definitely seem to be permanent, but I had finally learned that it does not have to stay that way forever.
It is because of this, and so much more (that I will not get into right now), that I would like to show others that great sufferings in life should not be looked upon as if they were, or are, a disadvantage. Instead, great sufferings should be looked upon as an advantage. If one can find a way to turn their life of suffering into something that they can use to help themselves or others succeed, then they can turn their back with pride on a past that caused them so much pain. It is not easy by far to accomplish such a task. Most people waist so much time looking in the wrong places, just like I had, and that is exactly why my goal is to give small, but priceless, bits of guidance on the level where it is needed the most.
Okay, now that you know why this website exist, and now that you know a little bit about me, I hope you will enjoy reading my work!
Just remember, I have only begun to shed the blood, sweat, and tears that one must endure in order to become the greatest horror writer ever to exist!
And I say, bring it on!
Your new favorite author,
– Joel Hunter Gun