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That's Not Writing....

Posted by Jenny Maloney on November 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Truman Capote famously said of Jack Kerouac:


"That's not writing, that's typing."


Kerouac wrote the first draft of On the Road in one long continuous scroll. He punched it out in three weeks.


That's basically what all us NaNo-ers are doing.


Since I have a lot more typing to do, I'll just say this:


On the Road is a classic. Took only three weeks to write it. So, sometimes, quick writing - or typing - is good for you and for the reading public.


So get to it. I'll see ya on the other side!!

Categories: NaNoWriMo

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Reply Ann
11:00 AM on December 14, 2012 
On the Road is indeed a classic. And it is writing. I loved it when I read it 30 years ago and still enjoy it. Well said Jenny.

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