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“My life is a vast inconsequential epic with a thousand and a million characters — here they all come, as swiftly we roll east, as swiftly the earth rolls east.” — Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels

A Literary Agent on the one character trait all bestselling authors have, and why it's so important for writers to cultivate that trait. (Plus click to get a free Jack Kerouac art print!)

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12 Things Famous Authors Absolutely Hated

"Jack Kerouac hated beatniks and thought they were a bunch of posers. Anyone who read On The Road and thought Kerouac was suggesting to take up a beatnik lifestyle… you were so epically wrong. Kerouac hated his time searching for answers, and it’s pretty clear from the book that he didn’t find any. Kerouac was a conservative Catholic and always resented that his writing inspired a revolution. "

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Literary works

"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..."

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Jack Kerourac Postcard

Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that Goddam mountain.