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editpaperHow to Write with Style (Kurt Vonnegut)

Kurt Vonnegut died this year. But, fortunately for us, he left behind a body of writing worth reading on into the future.

Keep his tips in mind this term and see your writing improve.

His article, "How to Write with Style," is a classic, one that outlines seven simple rules any writer can follow.

Kurt Vonnegut's Seven Rules for Stylish Writing

1. Find a subject you care about 
2. Do not ramble, though 
3. Keep it simple 
4. Have guts to cut 
5. Sound like yourself 
6. Say what you mean 
7. Pity the readers

(September 10, 2007)

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