What a loss it was when Elmore Leonard passed away recently. He left a legacy many writers would envy, and he also had a classic list of writing rules to follow. I love most of these. Truly. My favorite is number three:
“Never use a verb other than ”said” to carry dialogue.”
The rule I most break? Probably number 5. (I LOVE exclamation points!!!!!!) LOL[polldaddy poll=7353869]
Want to see the detail on these rules? Check out Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing.