Sound advice just in the article. The book should be read by all would be writers(and possibly a few published writers as well).
On the other hand, if we followed that advice to the letter every book would read like it had been written by Leonard. Some people can get away with purple prose, others can't. It's what makes books as individual as the people who write them. That said, I think he makes some good points and it wouldn't hurt to incorporate some of those rules into one's work, I say tremulously as I cast my cerulean blue eyes around my cluttered but cozy office on this chilly Nortwest day.
It's a good book and that's no "hooptedoodle."
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