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Here's What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach You About Life - Huffington Post

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Kurt Vonnegut, the beloved science fiction novelist we have to thank for "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle" would have turned 91 today.
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Kurt Vonnegut: Where Do I Get My Ideas From? My Disgust with Civilization

Kurt Vonnegut: Where Do I Get My Ideas From? My Disgust with Civilization | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
This past week, we referred you back to Neil Gaiman’s essay where he tried to explain the almost unexplainable: the source(s) of his great ideas.

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Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom

Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
The meaning of life, in a short verse.

"Don’t make stuff because you want to make money -- it will never make you enough money. And don
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The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic

The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
My take on visually presenting Kurt Vonnegut's theories about archetypal stories, designed after researching the subject. 11"x17" (click for larger version)

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Great infographic on Kurt Vonnegut's theories on story shapes 

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A graphic designer's visual representation of story structure. Nice!

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15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will - A.V. Club

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will - A.V. Club | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
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7 Vonnegut Quotes to Get You Through College | The Prospect

7 Vonnegut Quotes to Get You Through College | The Prospect | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
If you know me well, you know I absolutely adore Kurt Vonnegut. Even if you're an occasional acquaintance of mine, you've probably heard me mention him once or twice before. So here are the top seven Kurt Vonnegut ...
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Why Kurt Vonnegut Hated Screenwriting

Why Kurt Vonnegut Hated Screenwriting | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Despite creating several movie and TV adaptations of his work, Vonnegut claimed to dislike film.
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Charlie Kaufman adapting Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five for Del ...

Charlie Kaufman adapting Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five for Del ... | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Charlie Kaufman adapting Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five movie for director Guillermo Del Toro as part of his four-picture deal with Universal.
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How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it

"The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not."

Kurt Vonnegut has given us some of the most timeless advice on the art and craft of writing — from his 8 rules for a great story to his insights on the shapes of stories to his formidable daily routine. But hardly anything examines the subject with a more potent blend of practical advice and heart than Vonnegut’s 1985 essay“How to Write with Style,” published in the wonderful anthology How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (UK; public library).

 

Vonnegut begins with an admonition against the impersonal sterility of journalistic reporting — something particularly important amidst contemporary debates about how personal the writerly persona should be — and a meditation on the single most important element of style


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Inspiring advice for writers and bloggers from Kurt Vonnegut and shared by Maria Popova.

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hi spirits: Vonnegut on Writing - from Brain Pickings

hi spirits: Vonnegut on Writing - from Brain Pickings | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it

Find a Subject You Care AboutFind a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.I am not urging you to write a novel, by the way — although I would not be sorry if you wrote one, provided you genuinely cared about something. A petition to the mayor about a pothole in front of your house or a love letter to the girl next door will do. 


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Emotional conncetion with you readers is crucial

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OOPs, correct spelling would be good..sorry! CONNECTION
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Letters of Note: Make your soul grow

Letters of Note: Make your soul grow | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what's inside you, and you have made your soul grow. God bless you all!
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Kurt Vonnegut's Life-Advice to His Children | Brain Pickings

Kurt Vonnegut's Life-Advice to His Children | Brain Pickings | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) endures as one of modern history's most beloved authors, a wiseman of storytelling and a shaman of style. He was also, however, one great dad: In Kurt Vonnegut: Letters ...
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Listen, Kurt Vonnegut Changed Your Life | Tor.com

Listen, Kurt Vonnegut Changed Your Life | Tor.com | Kurt Vonnegut | Scoop.it
A celebration of Kurt Vonnegut on what would have been his 91st birthday.
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