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Elmore Leonard’s ten great tips for better 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 … Continue reading