Kurt Vonnegut's short story tips

A meme doing the rounds at the moment contains these eight tips for writing a good short SF story, written by Kurt Vonnegut in Bagombo Snuff Box . This collection was published in 1999, although most of the fiction was written back in the 1950s. It includes classic tips which may be useful to any Pulp Idol hopeful, like, "Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water." Enjoy: link . (Thanks to Boing Boing .)