Elmore Leonard’s ten rules for writing

The great Elmore Leonard has sadly passed away.

As well as writing stories like Get Shorty, Out Of Sight and 3:10 to Yuma, he also famously penned ten rules for writing that have long been a Writer bookshelf favourite.

He summed them up with this fine guiding principle: ‘If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.’

Have a read of them here.


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on Aug 21, 2013

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