Top 10 Character Descriptions that Defy Elmore Leonard’s Writing Rule

Top 10 Character Descriptions that Defy Elmore Leonard’s Writing Rule

When it comes to describing the physical qualities of your characters, how much is too much? Elmore Leonard advised writers to “avoid detailed descriptions of characters.” He used Ernest Hemingway’s work as an example. While the minimalist style of Hemingway and Raymond Carver can be very effective, there are many writers whose works show that descriptive writing can be equally powerful.

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