Barry Wightman

Barry Wightman
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA
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June 09
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Fiction Editor of Hunger Mountain, author of Pepperland--a revolutionary rock 'n roll love story, voiceover talent, freelance writer, rock 'n roller, MFA...

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NOVEMBER 16, 2010 11:03AM

Kurt Vonnegut and the shapes of stories

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Somewhere, Kurt Vonnegut wrote that writers should begin a story, any story, novel, whatever, as close as possible to the end.  At least, I think he said that.  Did I dream that?  Anyway, great advice.  And here’s a fine little chalk talk by Mr. Vonnegut.  He’s talking about the simple shapes of stories.  Entertaining and instructive.  Listen up.

 

 

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I missed this before. Isn't he marvelous? Look at the brilliant simplicity and he is so damned funny!