Kurt Vonnegut on Creative Writing


Kurt Vonnegut on Creative Writing Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., one of American literature's foremost satirists, published 14 novels between 1952 and 1997, including his most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five. In his introduction to Bagombo Snuff Box, a collection of his early short fiction, he offered aspiring writers what he described as "Creative Writing 101" in the form of eight rules. Here they are: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, [...]