Kurt Vonnegut’s Eight Rules for Writing a Short Story — irevuo

Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of this century, passed down a simple list of rules for writing a short story, though I think they can be applied to longer narratives as well. He did say that Flannery O’Connor broke all his rules except the first and that great writers tend to do […]

via Kurt Vonnegut’s Eight Rules for Writing a Short Story — irevuo.

Link to the original article on Medium: https://medium.com/irevuo/kurt-vonneguts-eight-rules-for-writing-a-short-story-b03853ef7401.

On number 8, I think it depends on the genre as to if it applies. In some cases, it would and in other cases, it wouldn’t. Not sure I agree with at least one other rule for the same reason.

 

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