Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Am I the only one touched by the setting sun?

Vonnegut laid out rules for writing in a couple of his books, including Bagombo Snuff Box. What Vonnegut said about how to treat your characters was this:

"Be a sadist. No 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."

Sometimes I feel like this at work. Ahh, the refreshing world of non-profits....


At 3:28 PM, Blogger Dirt said...

Less touched by the setting sun. More touched by an angel.


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