Stop Counting Words. Make Your Words Count.

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” Jack Kerouac

Picture two of the Beat Generation’s greatest writers working in the same room. Jack Kerouac is in one corner, a roll of tracing paper (120 feet in length) fed through his typewriter. He types fast, using dashes instead of periods. Across from him sits William S. Burroughs, laboring over each sentence, scratching words out, starting again. “Relax,” Kerouac says, but Burroughs can’t. Words don’t flow, they come out like cold toothpaste.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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