Kerouac wrote On the Road on one long, continuous scroll of paper. He plugged away on a typewriter and chugged that bad boy out in about three weeks. It’s time we did the same, word-writing friends.
Okay. I know. We don’t work on typewriters anymore (except for you in the back).
And…I know it’s unlike that any of us will finish a masterpiece in three weeks (except for maybe you in the back).
With the advanced technology that is a computer screen and many different writing software programs, we have the benefit of a scroll right now. Open up a new word document, or a Scrivener project (Scrivener’s fun cuz you can blank out the back screen and basically have a virtual scroll), or whatever word processing software you use.
Start writing. Just go. Pretend you hear the clitter clatter of little keyboardy keys.
Then cut and paste whatever comes out into your blog and link to it in the comments section so we can see your Beat Genius moment.
Remember: “You’re a genius all the time.” ~Kerouac
Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.