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04/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

10 Rules For Writing Fiction: Margaret Atwood, Elmore Leonard, Richard Ford And Others Share Their Tips

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again -- if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts.

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