By Andrea Balt
"With “deep-bone sadness” that often turned into dark-tongue humor, one of the most unique and unforgettable voices of XXth century American literature, Mr. Vonnegut, serves you the eight, most essential rules to writing a short story.
"How this applies to you even if you’re not (technically) a short story writer.
"Because see… in the end, you are. Whatever you’re writing—whether it is poetry, a longer piece of fiction, or even non-ficiton, you’re always telling a story.
"In fact, it goes even deeper—if you’ll allow me some Vonnegut-inflated, garage philosophy: we live in stories and we can’t understand life outside the story concept."