Short Story Advice From a Great

13 Comments on “Short Story Advice From a Great

  1.  by  Bob Jacobs

    Loved it. Thanks.Now I'm off to drag my Vonnegut shorts from the shelf to see if he followed his own advice ;-)Cheers,Bob

  2.  by  Tania Hershman

    Thanks for this, Nik, I like his advice a lot – except the part about telling the reader as much information as possible as soon as possible. I don't think I'd keep reading a short story if I got told everything up front. What would be the point??

  3.  by  @BenDawe

    Thankyou, thankyou. That was perfect. So convincing, reassuring. Memorable.I'll be back for another slice of that.

  4.  by  Nik Perring

    Thanks for your comments, folks. Glad you found it of use. Bob – did you and did he?Tania – good point. I think what he was getting at (well, how I've interpreted it) was more of a: Get On With The Story All Ready!! thing.Annie, hmm, yes. I have no idea why that soundtrack is appropriate!Megan – 5's my favourite as well.Thanks again, one and all.Nik

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