Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.  -Jack Kerouac  LOVE

Writers Style Inspiration

Allen Ginsberg - Jack Kerouac, railroad brakeman’s rule-book in pocket… 206 East Street near Tompkins Park, Manhattan, probably September 1953 Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen.

A.E. Stalling’s Presto Manifesto! Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique for Modern Prose. Natalie Goldberg’s ‘Rules of Writing Practice’ in Wild Mind. Charles Bernstein’s Manifest Aversions, Conceptual Conundrums, & Implausibly Deniable Links. Copyblogger’s 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer. Keri Smith’s How to be an Explorer of the World. What’s the difference between a writing manifesto…

Writing Manifestos I Love

'How To Be An Explorer Of The World: Portable Life Museum' Book by Keri Smith Always keep a journal of your explorations, adventures and travels so that you can give advice to others on how to become an explorer much like yourself.

Jack Kerouac was actually a native French speaker. His parents were both French Canadian and moved to Lowell, Mass where Jack was born. His Christian name is Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac. Many critics attribute his bizarre ability to write poetic run-on sentences to the fact that English grammar rules weren't as natural to him as French ones. -mcd

✔️ Jack Kerouac was actually a native French speaker. His parents were both French Canadian and moved to Lowell, Mass where Jack was born. His Christian name is Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac.

Jack Kerouac... so handsome

Jack Kerouac, photographed by Tom Palumbo. Now I know where my love of shot-by-shot photobooth-style came from, I guess. Viva beat poetry, mostly!

Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997): “Howl”, “Ballad of American Skeletons” and “Song”…

Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997): “Howl”, “Ballad of American Skeletons” and “Song” [Precious Poetry, 13th Edition]

Jack Kerouac Naval Reserve Enlistment Photo 1943

Jack Kerouac's Red-Hot Mug Shot Leads The Afternoon Links

Jack Kerouac’s Naval Reserve Enlistment Mugshot, 1943 A great writer and very much mis-understood and under appreciated.

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry. - Jack Kerouac #WWWQuotesToLiveBy

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