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.

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of 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.

[Tweet “Elmore Leonard: 17 Rules for Writers – Never use a verb other than said to carry dialogue.”] Elmore Leonard, author of Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Mr. Majestuk, Out of Sight, H…

Elmore Leonard: 17 Rules for Writers

[Tweet “Elmore Leonard: 17 Rules for Writers – Never use a verb other than said to carry dialogue.”] Elmore Leonard, author of Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Mr. Majestuk, Out of Sight, H…

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]

RIP, Elmore Leonard: The Beloved Author's 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings "If it sounds like writing, rewrite it".

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

RIP, Elmore Leonard: The Beloved Author's 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings "If it sounds like writing, rewrite it".

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.

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

Happy Birthday, Elmore Leonard, born 11 October 1925, died 20 August 2013 Elmore Leonard’s Rules of Writing Fiction ...

Happy Birthday, Elmore Leonard, born 11 October 1925, died 20 August 2013 Elmore Leonard’s Rules of Writing Fiction ...

Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (1993, Paperback)

Details about Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (1993, Paperback

Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (1993, Paperback)

Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard (2013, Paperback)

Details about Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard (2013, Paperback

Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard (2013, Paperback)

RIP, Elmore Leonard: The Beloved Author's 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings  Great tips for teaching Creative Writing, which I miss.

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

RIP, Elmore Leonard: The Beloved Author's 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings Great tips for teaching Creative Writing, which I miss.

Ten Rules, Elmore Leonard    (Source: nevver, via avanelle)

Ten Rules, Elmore Leonard

This infographic combines 68 pieces of advice on writing from Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, George Orwell, and Ray Brad…

68 Inspiring Writing Tips from 9 Great Writers

This infographic combines 68 pieces of advice on writing from Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, George Orwell, and Ray Brad…

Elmore Leonard's 10 rules for writing. I love his work. He's the best as far as dialogue goes, so I will at least try to follow his rules about that.

Elmore Leonard's 10 rules for writing. I love his work. He's the best as far as dialogue goes, so I will at least try to follow his rules about that.

Author Elmore Leonard smiles during an interview at his home in Bloomfield Township, Mich., in September. Leonard died Aug. 20 from complications from a stroke. He was 87. #RIP

Author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

Author Elmore Leonard smiles during an interview at his home in Bloomfield Township, Mich., in September. Leonard died Aug. 20 from complications from a stroke. He was 87. #RIP

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