Listen, I realize that in the wake of Elmore Leonard’s death on Tuesday morning, his 10 tips for writers have been essentially everywhere online today. But his tips are so great, so worthy of dissemination, that I had to share them just in case you happened to miss them somehow. Make sure you check them out here.
“Gay Talese would pin pages of his writing to a wall and examine them from the other side of the room with binoculars.”
Do articles and blogs have too many words for your taste? Are you still finding sites like these — which give you italicized excerpts from longer stories or posts — still too much to read? If that’s the case, check out TLDR.it. You won’t have to read a bunch of words and learn a bunch of things! You’ll just get one sentence and be just as well-informed, promise. [via]