Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing a Short Story

Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of the past century, passed down a simple list of rules for writing the perfect short story.

Here’s an overview of those rules:


  1. These sound really good and useful, I don’t think I’ve heard of them before. I particularly like Rule 7.

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  2. aiwei'swritingden says:

    love these tips thanks so much hahaha

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