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I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

Elmore Leonard

12 thoughts on “a bit of writerly advice

    1. I haven’t read much Elmore Leonard; however, I really liked the TV series, _Justified_, begun and inspired by a short story of his. Violent story line but thrilling, and really engaging characters. No unnecessary words, that’s for sure! And I’m glad I could steer you Beck’s way–she writes a great review. So nice seeing you yesterday!

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    1. Me too. Sounds so simple, but I keep coming back to this advice as I write–because it keeps me thinking about the reader and his or her wants and needs, not my own proclivities for description that goes on too long or a turn of phrase that is just so dear. Thanks for checking in here. Your site and poems–especially today’s lullaby!–are wonderful!

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