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"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.

Review:

"Concise. Ten rules. Each shorter than this summary. Originally appeared in the New York Times in 2001. Slim, but for writers not into reading, it may be the perfect pick." Library Journal

Synopsis:

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, Leonard explains what to avoid, what to aspire to, and what to do when it sounds like writing.

About the Author

Elmore Leonard has written more than three dozen critically acclaimed books during his highly successful career, including the bestsellers The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.

Illustrator Joe Ciardiello's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times, as well as in the companion book to Martin Scorsese's PBS series The Blues. His detailed free-flowing, yet elegant visuals perfectly offset Elmore's sage advice to writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061451461
Author:
Leonard, Elmore
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Illustrator:
Ciardiello, Joseph
Author:
by Elmore Leonard
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Leonard, Elmore
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Leonard, Elmore - Authorship
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 13.76 oz

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Product details 96 pages William Morrow & Company - English 9780061451461 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Concise. Ten rules. Each shorter than this summary. Originally appeared in the New York Times in 2001. Slim, but for writers not into reading, it may be the perfect pick."
"Synopsis" by , 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, Leonard explains what to avoid, what to aspire to, and what to do when it sounds like writing.
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