Elmore Leonard

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted for the movie Jackie Brown). Leonard's writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the current FX television series Justified.
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  • What Murakami and Other Literary Giants Learned From Brand Writing

    … from brand work to literary acclaim. Long before he wrote bestsellers like Get Shorty and Rum Punch, Leonard wrote ad copy for Chevrolet trucks through the Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency. This is where he learned to pen the short, punchy sentences that populate his distinctive prose. As Leonard famously noted in his 10 Rules for Writing…

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