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Denis Johnson
“Her midriff bare, like the denizen...of some pampering seraglio.”
Denis Johnson, Already Dead

James Sallis
“...as though the currencies of joy had become so inflated they could no longer purchase anything of worth.”
James Sallis, Moth

Jonathan Lethem
“We were in a middle space then, in a cone of white, father and son moving forward at a certain speed. Side by side, not truly quiet but quiescent, two gnarls of human scribble, human cipher, human dream.”
Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude

Denis Johnson
“She took my heat. Traded it to the devil for some bauble.”
Denis Johnson, Already Dead

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.”
Elmore Leonard

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