I’ll go ahead and admit something that’s moderately sacrilegious for a former English teacher… I have never read any Vonnegut. Still, I’m going to point you over to this interesting article on lifehacker with Kurt Vonnegut’s Tips for Writing Fiction
One of the most important I think is this: “Every sentence must do one of two things-reveal character or advance the action.”
One that surprised me the most was this: “Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.”
I think that’s such an interesting idea. And not one that you hear a lot.
There are a lot more really interesting tips in the article. A great Friday read!