Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing
"These are the rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking place in the story."—Elmore Leonard
For aspiring writers and lovers of the written word, this concise guide breaks down the writing process with simplicity and clarity. From adjectives and exclamation points to dialect and hoopetedoodle, Elmore Leonard explains what to avoid, what to aspire to, and what to do when it sounds like "writing" (rewrite).
Beautifully designed, filled with free-flowing, elegant illustrations and specially priced, Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing is the perfect writer's—and reader's—gift.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartinBodek - LibraryThing
If I want to be a master, I must learn from the master. Good lessons learned. Curiously, one of the rules is something he breaks constantly. But no matter, I already strictly adhere to the other 9, so ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JMReinbold - LibraryThing
Humorous. Great illustrations. "Rule #1: Do not start a book with the weather." Another is: "Leave out the parts people don't want to read." The "bottom line" of writing advice from an old school ... Read full review