Vonnegut’s 8 points on how to Write a Story

Point 7:

“Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.”

Kurt Vonnegut

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2 thoughts on “Vonnegut’s 8 points on how to Write a Story

  1. zookyworld says:

    Thanks for posting this — this is certainly advice to keep in mind while approaching a story. I think the first one is the strongest, to not waste a reader’s time.

    • I am glad you liked it!!!!
      Yeap, I like that one too. I like them all. I find them precise, entertaining and to the point. I guess my second favourite (if I can prioritise them) would be, the eighth point:
      8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

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