Continuing our elaboration of Jack Kerouac’s Belief and Technique for Modern Prose.

writing deep

Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind

How low can you go?

Often we don’t know what kind of cerebral garbage has piled up until we start writing. Once we get into the flow state, all kinds of bizarre neurosis surface from the rubble.

You’ll discover fears that never had a name and desires you never knew you had. Sometimes the fears are of these desires.

It might be scary, smelly, and dark, but don’t turn back. This is when the writing gets really good. Keep going till you dig to the bottom … if there is one.