Jack Kerouac: American Literary Baddie to the Stars

Today we’re going to talk about an American legend: Jack Kerouac. Jack was a pretty amazing writer, not just in the work he created but also in his methodology for doing so. Like so many of us, he was not a big fan of the revision and re-write process. He was also invested in the New…

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Summer Reading That Doesn’t Suck

Ah, summer time, the perfect opportunity to pick up a new book and enter a brand new or vaguely familiar world. Pool-side or park-side, a new book is a great way to fill your brightly lit evenings. Check out our thoughtfully curated suggestions below for some truly gratifying reads.

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How to Plan a Road Trip – Getting from Point A to Point B

Summer vacation is fast approaching, and with the promise of free time and sunshine, the wanderlust is real. With this in mind, eNotes is here to advise you on how to plan the perfect road trip to a T! From preparation to execution we have you covered when it comes to seizing the day (or road) this…

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On the Road, the Illustrated Scroll

Calling all On the Road fans! The following project is a work in progress by illustrator Paul Rogers we think you’ll love. That’s right, one day soon lucky Kerouac fans will be able to read the Beat writer’s seminal work, accompanied by some very cool drawings–one for each of its 300+ pages, in fact. Rogers selects…

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Not At This Time: Rejection Letters to Famous Writers

Why is dad so sad?  Probably because he just checked his mail and found his self-addressed stamped envelope in his box, his manuscript inside, and the dreaded form letter saying, “We are sorry, but your manuscript does not currently meet our specific needs.”  The first dozen or so times, Dad wanted to believe the closing…

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