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Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing (edition 2007)

by Elmore Leonard, Joe Ciardiello (Illustrator)

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Title:Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing
Authors:Elmore Leonard
Other authors:Joe Ciardiello (Illustrator)
Info:William Morrow & Company (2007), Edition: Limited, Hardcover, 89 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:non fiction, writing, inspiration, humor

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Short and sweet. The points have been made in any number of ways, before and since, but the simplicity of this book really brings them across -- and the illustrations are amusing. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
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 author for writers who want to make it to and stay on the Best Seller List and who want to sell books and make money (that's every author, right?). Most important point: author invisibility in the story. No "hoopdedoodle." Read it in 30 minutes. Useful to remind oneself of the basics, but overpriced at $14.95 (hb) For a more extensive look at these rules from another "old school" writer see Dwight Swain's "Techniques of the Selling Writer." ( )
  JMReinbold | May 20, 2009 |
Everyone should own this book.
  Kathleen517 | Mar 27, 2009 |
Simple. Quick. Concise. Like a shortened version of Stephen King's "On Writing." ( )
  dwaskle1 | Sep 1, 2008 |
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Elmore Leonard gives lesson on spare prose. Illustrations enhance text.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061451460, Hardcover)

"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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Presents ten fundamental rules for aspiring writers to help avoid specific elements that can slow down the action and distract the reader.

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