WRITERS ON WRITING; Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle – New York Times

August 21st, 2013 § 0 comments

Elmore Leonard, known for writing books that were later adapted to film like Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Rum Punch (which became Jackie Brown), died yesterday at the age of 87. He left us with not only a trove of great literature but some very sound advice for writers. There are ten rules and my favorite is the last.

10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.


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