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Bill Bennett


If it sounds like writing, rewrite

Elmore Leonard wrote this as the last of his ten rules of writing.

If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.

Leonard is an author. A first-rate author who writes fast-paced novels with great dialogue and plenty of action.

While Leonard is an artist, his advice applies to journalists, online copy editors and anyone else who writes for a living.

What he means is make sure your writing doesn’t sound like an undergraduate essay or a high school homework.




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