Elmore Leonard on Writing — and New Yorker Stories

A snippet from what Elmore Leonard had to say at the New Yorker festival:

“I don’t write New Yorker stories. I mean, my stories are easy to understand. They have a beginning, a middle, and an end.”

Leonard — aka the Dickens of Detroit — is one of my favorite writers.

Related: his 10 rules for writing. The central guideline: “If it sounds like writing, re-write.”

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