Arthur Rimbaud

Rimbaud's Systematic Derangement of the Senses

I say you have to be a visionary, make yourself a visionary. A Poet makes himself a visionary through a long, boundless, and systematized disorganization of all the senses...

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac's Essentials of Spontaneous Prose

If possible write "without consciousness" in semi-trance (as Yeats' later "trance writing") allowing subconscious to admit in own uninhibited interesting necessary and so "modern" language...

Tristan Tzara

66 Writing Experiments

5. Tristan Tzara's hat: Everyone in a group writes down a word (alternative: phrase, line) and puts it in a hat. Poem is made according to the order in which it is randomly pulled from hat...

William S Burroughs

William S. Burroughs Cut-up Technique

The cutup is a mechanical method of juxtaposition in which Burroughs literally cuts up passages of prose by himself and other writers and then pastes them back together at random...

Text Generators

Computer-generated text generates creative inspiration!

Marcel Proust

Name Generators

Benedict Cumberbatch

Text Manipulation

Writing Techniques

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." Oscar Wilde