Died Today (August 20th) – Elmore Leonard (1925–2013)

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elmoreleonard.jpgElmore Leonard (1925–2013)

Born: October 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Died: August 20, 2013 (age 87) in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USA

Married to: Christine Kent (19 August 1993 – 20 August 2013) (his death)
Joan Shepard (15 September 1979 – 13 January 1993) (her death)
Beverly Claire Cline (30 July 1949 – 24 May 1977) (divorced) (5 children)

[his first rule of writing dialog] If it sounds written, it’s wrong.
[about the adaptation of his book “Get Shorty”] All the adaptations of my books all sucked. This one [Get Shorty (1995)] got it right for once.
If work was a good thing, the rich would have it all and not let you do it.

I think any writer is a fool if he doesn’t do it for money. There needs to be some kind of incentive in addition to the project. It all goes together. It’s fun to…

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