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page 724 of my 2013 Diary

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crookedfingers
Sep. 22nd, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
how much time
I write on wide rule paper and usually write two to three pages a day. I usually write around a 1000 pages a year. My usual average a month is 65 pages sometimes more. I write throughout the day since I am retired. When I was working I wrote during my lunch break and when I got home from work. I have been writing in diary form since 1968. When I was younger I wrote a lot more. I write in diary form not only in a paper diary but I write a blog in LiveJournal and Diaryland. Writing for me is not difficult since I have a lot to write about. The important thing when writing is not to worry about thinking you have to write something profound. Just write down what ever comes to your head. Write about the day to day events in your life. The most important thing is to write no matter how you feel. The more you write you come to HEAR your own Inner Voice and not the false voice-come to Self Knowledge-enlightenment/then your goal is to be true to your own Self Knowledge no matter the personal cost/suffering.

I tend to follow what you find below on writing in my diary.

Belief & Technique For Modern Prose by Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

Edited at 2013-09-22 07:24 pm (UTC)
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crookedfingers
Oct. 10th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
Re: how much time
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge

Remember there is no one in the whole world like you. You are special and what you write is special. Seek beauty in all that you do.
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