Kurt Vonnegut's rules of short story writing. He wrote a mean short story so might be worth a look.
deejay | July 17, 2012 - 16:51
I've read his rules a few times. And every time, I think to myself that I should have followed "this rule" with "this story". Brilliant man, he is.
hellen | July 17, 2012 - 18:03
Love the last one -
my writing is constantly at risk from cockroach attacks. . . .
Verdana | July 17, 2012 - 18:41
Rule 8 made me laugh! Thanks for posting.
steve_elliott04 | July 17, 2012 - 19:43
Read these rules numerous times now. Brilliant!
I've away enjoyed this video too:
Vonnegut can be quite the comedian when he means to be!
Clinton Morgan | July 18, 2012 - 19:40
This story kind of adheres to rule number three albeit replace 'glass of water' with 'the mint with the hole'.
White Dwarf | July 21, 2012 - 00:53
I think you might all enjoy reading another set of rules, that are quite similar to Kurts.
These from a modern author who is known for his experimentation. Specially for his literary devices.
And the Author of Fight Club.
13 Writing Tips
by Chuck Palahniuk
Chuck also has a very hands on workshop that is amazing. Sadly I cannot afford to join. I was in it at the beginning a number of years ago. It became so popular they closed it to subscription only.
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