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Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

NO!

THIS "BOOK" IS ONLY A FEW PAGES LONG. EACH PAGE ONLY HAS A PARAGRAPH OR TWO. IT HAS PICTURES THAT ARE NOT PROPERLY FORMATTED FOR THE NOOK.

posted by 4310305 on December 27, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointed with this selection

Even though I got this book for $3.99, I don't think I've ever been more disappointed in a book in my life. The Title is almost as long as the contents. The book shows 90 pages. At least 40 pages are totally blank and about 6 have cute writing cartoons, and the other...
Even though I got this book for $3.99, I don't think I've ever been more disappointed in a book in my life. The Title is almost as long as the contents. The book shows 90 pages. At least 40 pages are totally blank and about 6 have cute writing cartoons, and the others have actual text. Some pages of text is only one sentence. The average of the 40 or so pages of text is about 4 sentences per page. Save your money and avoid this book.

posted by cottonmilltown_writer on January 7, 2009

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    Posted January 6, 2013

    It was a very amusing fifteen bucks, and I really liked the draw

    It was a very amusing fifteen bucks, and I really liked the drawings. There are some real nuggets there if you want them. I'll read it again and again, I'm sure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

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    Want a Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Successful Writer?

    ...Take a creative writing course. Want to know why Elmore Leonard is successful? He gives you 10 reasons--with illustrations. Leonard lays down his rules for writing in his customary sparse and direct way. Drawing greats like Hemingway and Steinbeck into the conversation, he leaves the long-winded musings of craft to the ego-driven and gets to the grist of identifying what makes readers want to read. And he should know. The book is entertaining--short, sweet and contains what has proven to be effective for Elmore Leonard over the decades. With pictures. Great drawings by Joe Ciardello.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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