Jack Kerouac’s essentials for prose

Something I want to remember…

Jack Kerouacs essentials for prose:

  1. Accept loss forever
  2. Be submissive to everything, open, listening
  3. No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge
  4. Be in love with your life

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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