'8 Tips on How to Write a Great Novel' by Kurt Vonnegut is Visual

By: Kevin Young - Published: Apr 26, 2012 • References: brainpickings.org and visualnews
This infographic by Kurt Vonnegut titled '8 Tips on How to Write a Great Novel' is a cluster of writing techniques that'll teach you the ropes of creative writing.

Most writers know that when writer's block kicks in, people attempt to come up with almost anything just to get over the hurdle. For those who don't know the term, writer's block is like a brain fart -- a mental writing breakdown.

According to Vonnegut, one of the best ways to create a killer story is, well, kill off your characters. People love drama and drama loves people. Misery is a topic that'll always have folks huddling. There are many ways to be an epic writer, but Vonnegut's main advice is to "be a sadist."