Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

by ELMORE LEONARD | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 9780061451461 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 4/26/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, April 26, 2009
Picked this up at the dollar store in Chantilly, Virginia. This is a cute little book, easily read in about five minutes, of brief writing advice from the author of Get Short (among many others). There isn't nearly enough content to justify a 90-page hardback, but it was only a dollar.

Released 11 yrs ago (5/4/2009 UTC) at -- Wild released somewhere in the District, District of Columbia USA



Gave when we went our on snarfari.

Journal Entry 3 by KateKintail from Burke, Virginia USA on Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Received from melydia on Sunday! I look forward to reading this book. From a brief flip-through, the illustrations certainly look amusing :-) Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by KateKintail at Burke, Virginia USA on Thursday, October 21, 2010
This book is such an enjoyable, quick read. The book is set up with 10 (well, really 11) great tips about what NOT to do in your writing. It's all actually great advice, but the reason this book worked for me is the way that advice is presented. There is very little text on each page--sometimes a few sentences and sometimes just a few words. The advice is presented, a reason is given, maybe an example or counter-example is given, and then there's a funny illustration. That makes each point infinitely stronger and more memorable. Leonard doesn't get bogged down in detail (basically, he follows his own Rule 10) and his book left me informed and inspired. It's everything you need from a writing book in a short & sweet, useful & entertaining little package!

Adding this to the BCinDC Convention Writing Auction Box.

Journal Entry 5 by k-j-h at Arlington, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 17, 2011
Won from one of the raffles at the 2011 BCinDC BookCrossing Convention.

I don't have room to take it home, so will be donating it to cinnamon-quill.

Journal Entry 6 by cinnamon-quill at New York City, New York USA on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Part of the massive prize pack that was gifted to me by k-j-h.

I opened this book up to check out the BCID and got through the whole thing. The ten rules of writing in this book are ones I have come across before but the straight-forward tone of the author and the effective illustrations get the message through.

I will definitely (curse you, adverb!) be sending this on to my fellow writers, who I hope will read it and then do the same.

Journal Entry 7 by cinnamon-quill at New York City, New York USA on Friday, February 10, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (2/10/2012 UTC) at New York City, New York USA


Sending this to Ireland, for interested writers. It is short but substantial.

Journal Entry 8 by wingDeepswampwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, April 13, 2012
Found at BC Convent in Dublin.
Will rap it up to a writer in beeing....

Journal Entry 9 by wingDeepswampwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, April 13, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (4/14/2012 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland


Looking forward to the Annual BookCrossing Convention in Dublin!

Till en författare, kanske kan du lära dig något mer....

Journal Entry 10 by Panzeranzi at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, April 14, 2012
Thank you Deepswamp! I'll read, learn and then write!

I really enjoyed this book with its' lovely illustrations. I wrote down a quote:

"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." Elmore Leonard

Journal Entry 11 by Panzeranzi at Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, April 16, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (4/17/2012 UTC) at Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland


In the lobby!

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