Tag Archives: Elmore Leonard

Writing Rules: Avoid the Hoopdedoodle

Elmore Leonard, the modern master of the “low life” detective story and mystery, was one of my favorite contemporary writers and when he died a few years ago I felt a personal loss of a very unique, important voice on … Continue reading

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A Few Voice Lessons for Young Writers

(c) Copyright 2013, Margaret Langstaff, All Rights Reserved There is a lot of Hoopdeedoodle (Elmore Leonard’s wonderful term) about the Secret Sacred Writing Mysteries only one click away and readily available to desperate earnest young writers. Publishers have clued into … Continue reading

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