Vonnegut's Rules: How to Write with Style [Link]

October 19, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫


It may be that you, too, are capable of making necklaces for Cleopatra, so to speak. But your eloquence should be the servant of the ideas in your head. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.

I really need to read these repeatedly. Like every day. Several times.