Like Proust be an old teahead of time

I think we can safely say that Jack Kerouac may have been intoxicated when he wrote these writing tips. ‘Teahead’ means ‘pothead’ (I had to Google that).

I don’t know if Marcel Proust was really a pothead or if weed makes you a better writer. In my case THC gives me hamster cheeks and terrifying panic attacks.

What I think Jack is trying to say here (besides justifying his use of weed by making an accomplice out of a literary figure) is that you shouldn’t write by the rules.

Do whatever you need to do to get loose.

Kick back, relax, and wax philosophical.

Happy Writing!


What helps you to get loose?