Elmore Leonard

10 x 29 = many rules for writing fiction #writing

The Guardian (in 2010) asked 29 authors for their ten rules:

Some random selections:

“if it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

“You see more sitting still than chasing after.”

“Interesting verbs are seldom very interesting.”

“1. Write.
2. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.
3. Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.”



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