Writing Tips: Kurt Vonnegut

In 1999, a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s previously uncollected stories was published under the title Bagombo Snuff Box. He included the following 8 tips for writing a good short story. As I did last week with Kerouac, I wanted to go through them and add my own commentary. Not that I’m in any way qualified…

Writing Tips: Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac’s not my favorite writer, but he led an interesting life and had some ideas that remain worthy of discussion. In The Portable Jack Kerouac there’s a list of 30 tips on writing and life that he chose to pass along. It’s a bit of word salad and at times looks like a collect…