More & More Peeps are Hating on “Kindle Worlds”

But let’s be honest, Kurt Vonnegut’s estate is just as much to blame. The late, lamented Kurt-man must be totally entangled in his latest cat’s cradle from turning over and over in his grave.

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How to Write with Style

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

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 (UKpublic library). read article

And Now, a Major Real-Life Rule For Writers to Live By

Hey, it’s from Lifehacker.Com, so you know it’s about Real Stuff:

“We Have to Continually Be Jumping Off Cliffs and Developing Our Wings on the Way Down” – by Whitson Gordon

Authors Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, both of whom have been cited as saying versions of this quote, know a thing or two about creativity. They say that “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” Apart from being a vivid image, it’s a great metaphor for taking risks. Sometimes, you need to just jump headfirst into a project, even if you don’t know where you’re going with it yet. You’ll learn as you go, and sometimes that’s the best way to get the results you want. read article

LB: Another Goal I Haven’t Reached

by Larry Brody

Lovely Literary Art Prints That Feature Quotes By Famous Authors
by Rusty Blazenhoff

New York-based illustrator Evan Robertson of Obvious State has created a line of lovely literary art giclée prints that feature quotes from authors like Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, and more. They are currently available to purchase at Fab.

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