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This was beautiful and haunting and so gripping. I loved this one to the point where it's definitely a contender for a top read of 2019.

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“It doesn't matter what people call you unless they call you pigeon pie and eat you up.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

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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Christopher Moore
“Stephenie Meyer: Her vampires are sparkly, which I think we can all agree is wrong.”
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Toni Morrison
“He licked his lips. ‘Well, if you want my opinion-‘
‘I don’t, ‘ She said. ‘I have my own.”
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John Steinbeck
“When you're a child you're the center of everything. Everything happens for you. Other people? They're only ghosts furnished for you to talk to.”
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