Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth is about to destroy the lie that suggests your first draft must be perfect. The illusion that great copy is born in a single moment of white hot inspiration.
One of the most famous white-hot inspiration ambush stories in American literary history involves Jack Kerouac, Beat Generation pioneer.
As the legend has it, Kerouac wrote On the Road, a 293-page novel, in three coffee-fueled weeks on one long, flowing scroll.
Now, that is true. He did do that. But it’s not the full truth.
In this 6-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover:
- The truth behind Jack Kerouac’s legendary writing frenzy (and how you can capitalize on it)
- A trick to keep the ideas flowing when you are scared
- The crazy low expectation you can have with your first draft
- What you must be doing for inspiration to actually work
- A quote from Kurt Vonnegut to help you not feel you are the only one who struggles with getting your ideas out
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