Jack liked to invent new words. There's a word for a new word: neologism. Kerouaction is a neologism I created. It refers to the answer to the question, "What would Kerouac do?" The answer is a Kerouaction.
Where do new words come from? Sometimes we invent them, like Jack. Other times we learn new words. Either way, words are a writer's most important tool, so where they come from is not as important as wielding them.
I recently learned that babblative means pointlessly or annoyingly talkative. Having recently met someone who epitomizes that characteristic, it was nice to have a precise adjective to deploy when describing her.
I have favorite words. For some reason I particularly like brigand and blackguard.
Of course there are websites that are devoted to Interesting Words.
Your Kerouaction for today is to invent a new word or learn a new word and use it in conversation at least once. If you invent a new word, please let us know here at The Daily Beat. Perhaps we'll adopt its usage.
Right now I must absquatulate.