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Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique For Modern Prose

  • July 20, 2015
Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique For Modern Prose

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy 2. Submissive to everything, open, listening 3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house 4. Be in love with yr life 5. Something that you feel will find its own form 6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind 7. Blow as deep as you want to blow 8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind 9. The unspeakable visions of the individual 10. No time for poetry but exactly what is 11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest 12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you 13. Remove literary, grammatical...

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Thomas Slatin On How He Finds Inspiration

  • March 6, 2015
Thomas Slatin On How He Finds Inspiration

Ever since I started a blog, people have asked me where I find my inspiration. My main source of inspiration comes from real life experiences, which is why the vast majority of my writing is non-fiction. In 2011, I wrote a list of 80 Journal Writing Prompts, which was in response to the repetitive emails asking me for advice for inspiration. The journal writing prompts were posted in April of 2011, and quickly became the most visited post on my blog, and after going viral, received an average of 20,000 visits per day for several months thereafter. I knew I had stumbled upon an idea, if even...

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Blaise Pascal Quote

  • February 26, 2015
Blaise Pascal Quote

"Imagination disposes of everything: it creates beauty, justice and happiness—which is everything in this world." -Blaise Pascal

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Somethings Wrong With Me

  • February 24, 2015
Somethings Wrong With Me

For years I was convinced that somethings wrong with me, simply because I have always been caring and nurturing, a quality often associated with femininity or male homosexuality.

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What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

  • September 6, 2014
What Photography Has Taught Me About Life

Press 3 For More Options, And Other Random Thoughts

  • September 4, 2014
Press 3 For More Options, And Other Random Thoughts

Ode to the random thoughts notebook; what it taught me about life, writing, and everything in between.

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What Writing Has Taught Me About Life

  • July 10, 2014
What Writing Has Taught Me About Life

I have learned a lot in my life, but perhaps the greatest lessons in life, I have learned from writing. This is what writing has taught me about life.

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George Orwell On Journalism

  • July 1, 2014
George Orwell On Journalism

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations. ― George Orwell

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Time And Time Again

  • March 3, 2014
Time And Time Again

Lately I have been reading through old journal entries in search of patterns, specifically looking for examples of how my life has changed, and coincidentally, how my perceptions and opinions have changed.

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The Tapes

  • February 21, 2014
The Tapes

I recently found this old box of cassette tapes that I recorded when I was a child. The tapes were found at the bottom of a cardboard box my father packed away when we moved to my second home back in the 1980s.

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