Saturday, August 18, 2007

Addendum

Briefly, an addendum to the previous post, in case you write me off as the geek that I am...

I read in the NYTBR today that Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road in three weeks, on a single roll of paper, without using any paragraphs at all, and barely using any punctuation. He later rewrote it for publishing, replacing the names of real people with fictional character names (damn good ones, too... Dean Moriarty!), breaking his prose into paragraphs, and proceeding to punctuate it.

See, Kerouac is way cooler than I'll ever be, and he proofreads too. I can't be THAT lame. :-)

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