Elmore Leonard Quotes
Most popular Elmore Leonard Quotes
If an adverb became a character in one of my books, I'd have it shot. Immediately.
I don't believe in writer's block or waiting for inspiration. If you're a writer, you sit down and write.
Never use a verb other than said to carry dialogue. The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in. But said is far less intrusive than grumbled, gasped, cautioned, lied. I once noticed Mary McCarthy ending a line of dialogue with "she asseverated," and had to stop reading to get the dictionary.