Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle

I’ve been reading a lot of Elmore Leonard lately, and stumbled across this article:

Elmore’s Rules of Writing

[...] If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.

Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative. It’s my attempt to remain invisible, not distract the reader from the story with obvious writing. [...]


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