By Elmore Leonard
"These are the principles I've picked up alongside tips to support me stay invisible while I'm writing a e-book, to assist me convey instead of inform what's occurring within the story."—Elmore Leonard
For aspiring writers and fanatics of the written be aware, this concise consultant breaks down the writing method with simplicity and readability. From adjectives and exclamation issues to dialect and hoopetedoodle, Elmore Leonard explains what to prevent, what to aspire to, and what to do while it appears like "writing" (rewrite).
Beautifully designed, packed with free-flowing, dependent illustrations and specifically priced, Elmore Leonard's 10 ideas of Writing is the fitting writer's—and reader's—gift.
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