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"Philip Kerr's Berlin Trilogy got me started on the Bernie Gunther crime noir books set in Germany before, during and after World War II. Great stuff." Sep 05, 2012 07:06PM

 

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The Wedding Ring Quest by Carla    Kelly
" Patti wrote: "Carla wrote: "Patti, I have no plans to stop writing. I mean, if I keep this up, I'll never have to get a real job... The cover on Marco ...more "
Her Hesitant Heart by Carla    Kelly
"Carla Kelly's books always have so much historical detail in them -- this one focuses on an army garrison in Wyoming in the 1870's. She doesn't gloss over the harsh life or the realities of war, yet her stories are always full of hope. This one ha..." Read more of this review »
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Beneath the Aurora by Richard Woodman
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The Corvette by Richard Woodman
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The Bomb Vessel by Richard Woodman
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Elmore Leonard
“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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