Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

What should you keep in mind as you revise? Here are Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules!

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If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.

elmoreleonardrulesofwriting-1so claims Elmore Leonard  in the book Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing which I read about today on the blog Brain Pickings.

Leonard was a novelist but most of his rules still apply to writing in general. If you want to read the why and the wherefore and his stories that generated these rules, you’ll need to go to Brain Pickings, or even better, buy the book Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing (public library)  illustrated by Joe Ciardiello.

If you just want the basic rules, a taste of what he has to say, and some ideas of how they apply to academic writing, read on!

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