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Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard
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Sep 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: book-about-books, non-fiction
Read on September 09, 2011 — I own a copy

This is a short and snappy bunch of insightful writing advice that everyone—especially folks with dreams of becoming a professional wordsmith—will find helpful. This is actually more an article than a book, as I heard it is featured in The New York Times’ “Writers on Writing Series: Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points, and Especially Hooptedoodle”. Occasionally strewn with humor, Leonard’s excellent writing backs up his advice, although I have to admit there’s not one on the list that I haven’t heard before. This is informative all right, but it left me wanting to learn more. Perhaps I’ll pick up other books with the same topic.

Anyway, Ciardiello’s illustrations are as witty as Leonard’s words. They certainly add to the enjoyment factor of the too short reading experience. :D

Giving it 3.5 stars.
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