The long and the short of it

Posted: July 20, 2015 in graffiti living
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Life is a long journey — you might want to go to the toilet before you set off. But in your fiction you need as few toilet-breaks as possible.

Elmore Leonard said: “My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: When you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.”

Enough said.

And the flip side: try to leave in all the parts readers want to read.

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