Archives: Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut’s rules for writing, the Rommel myth, Becky Sharp and Baseball Joe: newsletter, January 11, 2019

January 14, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter, writers, writing.

This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,941) on Friday, January 11, 2019.     The first full week of the New Year has been notable around here (East Tennessee) for what it wasn’t: It WAS NOT “a dark and stormy night.” For the first time since just about anyone • Read More »

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Kurt Vonnegut’s rules for writing fiction: rule number 4

January 9, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, fiction, writers, writing.

For those of us coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s and seeking a voice to articulate the absurdities we were seeing and experiencing, Kurt Vonnegut was a God-send. Vonnegut (1922-2007), a World War II veteran and a survivor of the Dresden fire-bombing as a prisoner of war, wrote in a light, delicate prose • Read More »

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