“The secret of it all, is to write in the gush,
the throb, the flood, of the moment –
to put things down without deliberation –
without worrying about their style –
without waiting for a fit time or place.
I always worked that way.
I took the first scrap of paper,
the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote – wrote, wrote…
By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught.”
- Walt Whitman