#amwriting: learning from the masters: Kurt Vonnegut

Excellent post from Connie Jasperson today… Had to share!

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

Timequake(Vonnegut)I haven’t written about Kurt Vonnegut in a while, and I believe it’s time to revisit him and his wisdom. I am dusting off a piece I wrote several years ago, as it has merit in my writing life today.

Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was one of my literary heroes. He was considered to be one of the most outrageously creative writers of our time, and indeed time figures prominently in much of his work – such as in his semi-autobiographical novel, Timequake. In this novel, he writes about trying to write a story. He understood writers’ block, because he had experienced it. Reading Timequake is like seeing my own struggle to write reflected in another author’s life.

His most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Fivecame out of his experiences in WWII as a prisoner of war. Vonnegut understood being a prisoner of war because he had…

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  1. Thank you for the reblog!

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