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Some writing tips from ELMORE LEONARD

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2013/08/20

This is from an article that he wrote back in 2011. I ran across it today while reading about his passing. Considering how successful he was as an author it just might be good advice.

WRITERS ON WRITING; Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle

These are rules I’ve picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I’m writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what’s taking place in the story. If you have a facility for language and imagery and the sound of your voice pleases you, invisibility is not what you are after, and you can skip the rules. Still, you might look them over.

1. Never open a book with weather.

If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to the weather, you don’t want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead looking for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry Lopez, who has more ways to describe ice and snow than an Eskimo, you can do all the weather reporting you want.

For the rest of the article go to the following link.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/16/arts/writers-writing-easy-adverbs-exclamation-points-especially-hooptedoodle.html?pagewanted=all

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Get a Domain Name and Year of Hosting for $20 from Dreamhost

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2013/07/26

Great deal from dreamhost for a domain name and hosting services. If your in the market for one of those go take a look !

http://lifehacker.com/get-a-domain-name-and-year-of-hosting-for-20-from-drea-586385035

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How to Start Freelancing (Without Quitting Your Job)

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2011/11/28

How to Start Freelancing (Without Quitting Your Job)

by Lifehacker

BY GINA TRAPANI

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