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Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

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A book by Elmore Leonard

"(It) won me over. The illustrations, by Joe Ciardiello, are perfectly Leonardesque; the paper is art-book luxurious." --Boston Globe    "It’s hard to argue with the master of the craft. Clever line drawings by Joe Ciardiello … see full wiki

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Author: Elmore Leonard
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
1 review about Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

I love the experience of this book

  • Aug 20, 2010
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+3
I found this book in the store and read it right there in the aisle. All the way through. Put it back on the shelf thinking, "OK, I know that..." Walked away. Came back. Put the book in my shopping cart (nice bookstore, that, with a cart so you don't have to lug your books all over).

Ten little rules, LOTS of white space, instant comprehension, and a LIFETIME to learn. "leave out the parts the readers tend to skip." If only I could do that on the first pass! OR the 23rd!! (and there are my three exclamation points, so I'm all used up for the next 99,800+- words...)

I have Stephen King On Writing. I have Robert Bly. All my books on how to be a better writer serve their purpose. 10 Rules for Writing will go on the shelf next to the others, and I'll bet it comes down a whole lot more often. When I need to remember that beautiful books and great book design matter. When I need to be reminded that it really is pretty simple. I spend a whole lot more on a whole lot less. Three fancy coffees will leave only weight gain; this little book might actually make a difference in my life.

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