Tag: kurt vonnegut


Saturday Show #33: Kindle Worlds

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show. 10 comments

24th August

In episode 33 of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank discusses Kindle Worlds. Is it the latest in silliness or a major event in the world of publishing? Kindle Worlds is a publication submission platform from Amazon.com where you choose a licensed World, read the Content Guidelines for that World, write your story, upload that story, create … Read More »


Saturday Show #14 (Dirty Realism Edition)

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Writing Group. No Comments

30th March

Saturday Show Podcast #14 Topics:

- Theme and message in stories, including “The Bath” and “A Small, Good Thing” by Raymond Carver and the movie “Sideways.”
- The evolution of Raymond Carver’s writing style, as evidenced by the differences in the 2 stories mentioned above.
- Vonnegut-esque character descriptions.
- The effect on the reader of imitating Hemingway’s style, … Read More »


People Like Drupelets: What Kurt Vonnegut Knew About Overpopulation

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Essays, Stories, Vital Insights. 5 comments

3rd April

Written Under Duress by Frank Marcopolos, a Notorious Nothinghead

At invite-only professor parties, in the secret hallways of elk lodges, and in hushed tones in barbershops and hair salons, it’s all the rage these days for people who think they have “inside baseball” knowledge to say that we’re living in the matrix. The statement is usually … Read More »