Saturday, September 22, 2007

Keep it simple, stupid

Kurt Vonnegut said, in response to a comment that his books "seem to have a sort of surface simplicity":

They have a real simplicity, I think, because I have always been aware of the reader and his difficulties and when I've taught creative writing I've generally expressed the interests of the reader and tried to make my students realize that the reader had a tough job and that it might be worthwhile to make things easier for him. One thing: a reader can stop anytime he wants - you must keep him going.

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