Vonnegut on Story Structure

18 02 2015

Here’s a hilarious video of Kurt Vonnegut reflecting on the “Shapes of Stories”:

As with every aspect of writing, it is possible to not handle structure well–there in fact may be cliched structure.  Worth remembering–perhaps when writing; certainly when revising…



2 responses

14 04 2015
Billy Dean

Vonnegut is such an adorable rascal. I’ve learned so much from reading his novels. And what an interesting video on his approach to stories. I’ve written and sold a few short stories, but I’m primarily a poet, and suspect some of his ideas about structure might also apply to poetry, which can also tell a story if that is the poet’s intention..

29 04 2015
Mike Theune

Absolutely applicable!

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