Unformatted text preview: He credits this frequent habit to writing his first novel before he left college. Nevertheless, Hoagland did his best to say as little as possible, even when he had much more and much better things to say than others did about a certain subjects. As much as he wanted to just blurt out his opinions and ideas, he still censored himself from saying more than just the key words so that people could just fill in the blanks easily. Over the years, he grew used to it and had an “accepted self-confidence” in himself that gradually allowed him to speak more. The stuttering even seemed to dissipate at times completely, but never went away entirely or for long. He describes his stuttering as is “personal Godzilla” and the ball carrier on the football team having on and off days....
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- Spring '07
- Writing, English-language films, Verbal abuse, Apostrophe, speech disorder, Edward Hoagland