Elmore Leonard

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Brian Panowich is a firefighter and former musician. As an army brat, he grew up in Europe until the family settled in East Georgia. His debut novel, Bull Mountain, has received extensive praise from James Ellroy, C.J. Box, Wiley Cash, and John Connolly, among others.
Ace Atkins is well-known to thriller-lovers everywhere. He was a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, has written standalone novels, and is known for his Nick Travers and Quinn Colson series.
I'm often asked why I write crime-thriller novels. Sometimes, I think the answer is easy: I love to read them, so I write them, too.
White hat, black hat: Two men quick on the draw faced each other on a lonely road. It was an iconic image, a tip of the hat
Harlan Coben is known to readers everywhere. His first novel was published when he was 26, and after two stand-alone thrillers, Play Dead in 1990 and Miracle Cure in 1991, he began writing the popular Myron Bolitar series.
Jennifer Aniston's film career hasn't surprised us much since "The Good Girl," and that was in 2002. Now, with "Life of Crime
Justified's characterization has been one of the primary points of praise for the show, and, while acting shouldn't be disregarded, it is through subtext foremost that these characters become so instantly textured.
Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that just delivers the goods. The Counselor, unfortunately, isn't one of those efforts.
Artfully written, a novel can make you leave behind your world -- at least for the hours you spend reading -- and enter the one unfolding on the pages before you.
What if reading Elmore Leonard, F. Scott Fitzgerald or any great author could help you find a job?Sounds crazy. Or at best a gimmick. Until you start thinking about what really helps people find jobs.
It was an unfortunate case of quantity over quality during my first day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. While I saw six films, there were only a couple I could heartily recommend.
To advance social missions in particular, we need clear, concise, persuasive writing, and plenty of effective storytelling. Yet far too often we're boring, sappy, or uninspiring -- which is why we should all take some advice from Elmore Leonard.
About three weeks after having sent out the galleys, a letter arrived by mail. It was from none other than Elmore Leonard, the most famous of the authors whom I contacted.
This many years later, whenever I'm beginning to write anything new, whether it's an episode of a television series, or a new play, I'll often re-read one of Elmore's novels. For inspiration, and as a reminder of how it's done right.
Elmore Leonard died this week. He was 87 and was at work on his 46th novel. That's a book every other year if he had started writing fresh from the womb, which don't put past him.
But Leonard's influence and ear for dialogue will remain part of the series, as the writers include Leonard's literary flourishes
Leonard did what literary writers do: he showed us the world. And he was literary in the best sense: he was a great writer who delivered the goods consistently and pleased millions of readers.