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This Is My Secret. National Novel Writing Month. The fiction circus. Jack Kerouac: 30 Cool Tips. Jack Kerouac was one of those writers who reinvented literature.

Jack Kerouac: 30 Cool Tips

He climbed in James Joyce’s stream of consciousness car then careened down the streets of Beat poetry and the alleyways of Bebop jazz, creating such novels as The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and the landmark On the Road. He influenced countless writers and, some say, helped usher in the 1960s counter-culture movement. Fellow writers were always asking Kerouac how he did what he did. Writing Prompts. The year is 1491 and you are a famous world explorer.

Writing Prompts

You set out to sail around the globe, but your crew is apprehensive about sailing around the Bermuda triangle. You dismiss their superstitions and demand to hold course. Sure enough, as you approach the Triangle you get caught in a horrible storm. Gretchen Rubin: 13 Tips For Actually Getting Some Writing Done. One of the challenges of writing is...writing.

Gretchen Rubin: 13 Tips For Actually Getting Some Writing Done

Here are some tips that I've found most useful for myself, for actually getting words onto the page: 1. Write something every work-day, and preferably, every day; don't wait for inspiration to strike.