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Writing tips from the late author Elmore Leonard

Author Elmore Leonard, who died this week at the age of 87, is well known for turning out gritty crime novels—many of which were made into popular movies including Get Shorty.

Leonard frequently shared writing tips and granted interviews, including the one below about his story-writing process, that usually begins with a character-related idea.

In this next short clip, Leonard talks about his writing schedule:

In my next post, I’ll discuss what I learned about writing dialogue by reading Elmore Leonard. What are some of your favorite Leonard books?

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