Here's to Elmore Leonard, a man that knew his craft.
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RIP, Elmore Leonard. Here, his 10 Rules for Writing: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/16/arts/writers-writing-easy-adverbs-exclamation-points-especially-hooptedoodle.html
WRITERS ON WRITING; Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle – New York Times
These are 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. If you have a facility for
3 Replies to “It seems to me that crime and noir authors have taught me the most, using the fewest words”
Stephen King' offers the same advice in his non-fiction work, 'On Writing'. Truly, Adverbs really are completely and totally to be used sparingly.
I see what you did there.
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