Elmore Leonard – Guest Post by, Andrew Joyce…

Elmore Leonard was an American writer who wrote nearly fifty novels, twenty-six of which were made into movies with stars such as Paul Newman, John Travolta, and Russell Crowe.

He was awarded the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for outstanding achievement in American literature, a Peabody, the Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Mystery Writers of America, and the National Book Award. The guy was some kind of impressive. He was also one hell of a writer.

I read everything he wrote, a lot of it twice. But I’ve got to say, the book that made the biggest impression on me was only a few pages long. It’s entitled Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing.

I thought you might find them useful. I know I did. And hey … it’s always good to learn from a master. Here they are:

1. Never open a book with weather:


Head over and find out what the other nine essential tips are from Elmore Leonard


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