Man ... talk about an original.
Told me once how, while learning his craft, he’d take a graf from Hemingway
and write what should come next, copying Hemingway’s style.
But he soon found out that Ernest Hemingway’s oh-so simple writing style
was anything but.
Course, Elmore Leonard crafted his own seemingly oh-so simple writing style ...
And right now, today, I know there are aspiring writers the world over
taking an Elmore Leonard graf and writing what should come next,
copying Leonard’s style. And to an individual, they are all learning that
Elmore Leonard’s oh-so simple writing style was anything but.
Elmore Leonard ... a oner.
-John Mulholland, Writer & Director
Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen