Elmore Leonard’s Advice on Writing

I enjoy reading Elmore Leonard’s stories because they are tight and quick, they get right to the point without tons of filler. I came across these tips for Leonard and found them useful, so I am posting them here for your edification. Enjoy. 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.…

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Change of Plans

In Thursday’s post, I announced the release of a new Benny Cahill story on September 15. After some thought, I have decided to instead release of a collection of three short stories to give readers a better deal. The Benny Cahill trilogy will be released on December 1, with pre-order starting two weeks earlier. I will keep you updated I would also like to announce the release of another series of mysteries, the Father Benedict…

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Free Book and Coming Attractions

My ebook Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth is now free on all platforms, except Amazon. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a way to make it free on Amazon. If you enjoy hard-boiled mysteries or detective shows from the golden age of radio, check it out. You can find it on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Kobo or iTunes. If you like it, feel free to review it. On another note, I…

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My favorite note taking apps

Every writer needs a notebook to keep track of their story ideas and inspiration. While I like a good paper notebook, I love the ability to take notes with my mobile devices and have them available to use without having to type them out. Here are two of my favorites. Google Keep This app is great because it is light and very quick and easy to use. If you have a Google account, you are…

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