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Kurt Vonnegut on How to Write a Great Story

If you want to be the best, you’ve got to learn from the best.
It’s a bit late, but happy death anniversary, V. So it goes. 9 more words


Bag Lady

My writing process is messy. I generate a blizzard of notes, scenes and chapters over many months, then carry my stack of scribbles away somewhere quiet, listen to the birds and try to work out what it’s all about. 291 more words

My Writing


Starting Slaughterhouse-Five  by Vonnegut for English class. I’m only on the first chapter, but I’ve already annotated more than required. I really admire how distinctive a voice this is written in, and I’d like to work on refining my own to be more unique- more me. 73 more words

The Future is Yesterday

Quantum Leap is probably my favorite time travel show.  Some dude randomly goes back in time to correct ‘wrongs’ in history.  Through his hologram pal, he has access to a supercomputer named Ziggy that makes all of the probability calculations to determine the outcome of his actions on the future.   353 more words

Writing Challenge

Book "Review": Slaughterhouse-Five

I was never into war related books, and I’m still not. I felt semi obligated to read this, as many people swear by Vonnegut. This was interesting for me, I was confused 90% of the time while I read this and in the end it made me figure out that war seriously screws with people. 88 more words

To Tralfamadore and Beyond



Kurt Vonnegut did not start out as a writer. Before he wrote his literary masterpieces he was a soldier. He entered the army at 20 years old and was immediately shipped off to Europe. 663 more words

On Chasing Money:
“Trout , incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds.

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