Put down the pen someone else gave you.No one ever drafted a life worth living on borrowed ink.Jack Kerouac
The Road Where Fiction and Reality Collide
By P.C. Zick (Originally appeared on Stacy Eaton’s blog Authors from Everywhere )
Jack Kerouac’s On the Road inspired me to take my own journey down the Mother Road in 2007. I knew I’d write something about the trip, but I wasn’t sure what it would be. I wrote some articles for the magazine where I worked at the time, but they were nonfiction travelogue pieces. They didn’t convey some of the hilarity and magic that happened when my friend and our two daughters hit Route 66, starting in Chicago and ending in L.A. nine years ago.
A year after the journey, I decided that fiction would be my vehicle for capturing the essence of the trip. I changed all the specifics…
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