…writer pal, Tony McManus, reminds us of the timeless wisdom of Elmore Leonard on the scribblers’ art…

Always timely advice.

Seumas Gallacher

..thanks for this, Tony McManus…


…the WURDS speak for themselves… have a wee read, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land …




The best writing advice in the world has already been given. Written decades ago by Orwell and other masters of the English language, it’s worth its weight in gold. And it’s available to all on the internet. A few strokes on the keypad and it’s yours. It doesn’t need repeating. Yet so often a writer such as Joe Blow, Author, after selling a few books in Kindle and garnering a truckload of ***** reviews like: Awesome baby u did it agen: luv u, decides that he has enough standing and mileage under his belt to offer advice to his fellow writers on writing well and the pitfalls to avoid. And then, on his blog, lists that which we already…

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