Monday, 26 July 2010

Not All The Weekends Should Be Fun or Calm...

Statement of the last weekend: Had to entertain more than fifteen tousand brainless people in two days, one big nervous breakdown, one diazem shot in the arse, lots of sunburn even 50 factor sunmilk, hell of a hot weather...

Result: Feel like squashed by Pink Floyd consert convoy (fouty long vehicle) optical focus difficulties, pain in the sunburn areas...

Worst part: I have to do this again in next weekend. This time for not two but three days... I am doomed!

In this circumstance, I LOVE WEEKDAYS!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Kurt Vonnegut's Rules For Writing Fiction

I was stumbling and found this and I really liked it. Maybe I need to listen to him. Maybe I could start to write again... At least I know my sister will likes when she reads it. So... it is for you sis, enjoy!

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a sadist. Now matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

- Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut, Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons 1999), 9-10.