Tag Archives: Jack Kerouac

Howl

I watched the movie “Howl.” I’m glad that I read “Jack Kerouac: A Biography” by Michael J. Dittman, because it was interesting to see what Ginsberg thought of Kerouac. The music was done by Carter Burwell, one of my favorite movie composers, and the compilation of the poem with interviews and court transcripts was fascinating.

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46408–NaNo

I typed last night after getting home from work, about 11:15 till midnight. After working on two of the five remaining scenes and brainstorming heavily throughout the day, the novel is 46,408 words long. Three more days! Yesterday I finished reading Jack Kerouac’s “Book of Haikus.” Lots of good ones. I’m going to invest in …

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Prompt–Wednesday, October 12

Find a favorite image from a poem or a piece of fiction that strikes you. Write about it, expand it, use the structure to create something of your own. For mine, one of Jack Kerouac’s haikus. The tree looks like a dog, Barking at heaven. My poem. The blanket is a crown for the cold.

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Halfway there…

The semester is nearly half over already. But some exciting things have happened. My contest with a writing friend to see who could write the most short stories resulted in her finishing one and me starting two. We decided to revise our contest for October with the goal to finish the most short stories. Then …

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Prompt–Thursday, September 1

I recently acquired my own copy of “Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954” by Jack Kerouac, edited by Douglas Brinkley.┬áThe prompt is based on the following sentence: “But a farm is my idea of working for a living, above all things” (62). Go. Above All Things Life is work. So is farming. Each …

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