How to Write With Style, According to Kurt Vonnegut

According to Kurt Vonnegut, the 8 rules to writing with style are:

  1. Find a Subject You Care About
  2. Do Not Ramble, Though
  3. Keep It Simple
  4. Have the Guts to Cut
  5. Sound Like Yourself
  6. Say What You Mean to Say
  7. Pity the Readers
  8. For Really Detailed Advice, Read The Elements of Style by Strunk & White

For more on these 8 rules, check out Maria Popova’s article How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word.