In honor of a great writer who recently passed away, here are 17 of his rules for writers. 1. Begin writing before you put the coffee on. 2. Never open a book with weather. 3. Avoid prologues. 4. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.... #writers #writing #ELeonard

In honor of a great writer who recently passed away, here are 17 of his rules for writers. 1. Begin writing before you put the coffee on. 2. Never open a book with weather. 3. Avoid prologues. 4. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.... #writers #writing #ELeonard

Elmore Leonard Wrote Great Opening Lines. Here Are All Of Them.

Elmore Leonard Wrote Great Opening Lines. Here Are All Of Them.

In an article for the New York Times, Elmore Leonard -- who passed away on Tuesday at age 87 -- explained his 10 fundamental rules for writing.

In an article for the New York Times, Elmore Leonard -- who passed away on Tuesday at age 87 -- explained his 10 fundamental rules for writing.

Justified Cast - Final Season of the series created by Elmore Leonard, and one of the best shows on TV. | #JustifiedSeason6 #JustifiedFinalSeason

Justified Cast - Final Season of the series created by Elmore Leonard, and one of the best shows on TV. | #JustifiedSeason6 #JustifiedFinalSeason

Elmore Leonard's Rules for Writing - A Tribute to a Great Writer [infographic]

Elmore Leonard's Rules for Writing - A Tribute to a Great Writer [infographic]

Decálogo de escritura de Elmore Leonard

Decálogo de escritura de Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard Wrote Great Opening Lines. Here Are All Of Them || TheStacks.Deadspin.com

Elmore Leonard Wrote Great Opening Lines. Here Are All Of Them || TheStacks.Deadspin.com

Elmore Leonard: 10 Rules     Among all the lists of writing rules and advice, this one ranks high, in my opinion. Simple, yet so important.    Never open a book with weather.  Avoid ...

Elmore Leonard: 10 Rules Among all the lists of writing rules and advice, this one ranks high, in my opinion. Simple, yet so important. Never open a book with weather. Avoid ...

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