I keep coming back to Jack Kerouac for inspiration.
He was kind of a Buddha for the Beat Generation (except that he,
uh, drank himself to death at an early age... oops). He cultivated
both spontaneity and craft. He became an icon to thousands of young
people with road fever but could have equally been a role model for
the serious pursuit of any skill (pile of notebooks, endless revisions
-- except for the, uh, methamphetamine part).
"Jack Kerouac: Writing Lesson" was based on the
radio production below.
Radio version. I don't know how this will work as audio. But I figure
if young people (the :Vocalo audience) can tolerate endless hip-hop
raps, they can listen to 4 mysterious minutes of Kerouac's advice
on how to find your voice.