Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
In honor of Kerouac, and in attempting to learn what I can about writing from him, I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon trying to create my own scroll-of-fiction.
First, I gathered my paper (10 sheets…my thought process being that ten sheets of single-spaced typewritten paper made a more-than-decent length short story):
Then I glued all of that together into one long piece:
Fed it through my typewriter:
And began writing:
I’ll tell you how the writing itself it went tomorrow in my accountability post. Now — have you guys ever tried to copy a Great Writer’s method? Wrote with quills? Fountain pens? Standing up like Hemingway is reported to have done? How did that work for ya?