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"Thank you, Beth."
I am quickly becoming a fan of these free Beth Anderson interviews. I have been an Elmore Leonard reader for a long time. I especially like his westerns. (Any chance of getting these in circulation as audiobooks Audible?) Despite feeling already pretty familiar with E.L., I was able to see him in a new light due to this interview. Beth managed to get him in a state of perfect candor and ask really good questions. I not only found out some interesting new things about E.L., but was also given a few things to ponder. I recommend this interview, along with B.A.'s interview of Michael Crichton and Daniel Handler (Lemony Snickett), as well. Thanks, Beth, for your great work in getting these to my ears.
"Getting to Know Elmore Leonard"
I believe the interview was great with Elmore. The insight given was great and it is one of my first downloads and believe that it gave me an opportunity to learn not only of the author,writer, but of his process.
"Talks about his Craft"
For other emerging writers out there that need to placate themselves about the 'way' they are doing things, Mr. Leonard offers up his approach to characters and craft (that at least jived with the way I write).
"Writing in Real Life"
I appreciated Elmore Leonard's straight up way of expressing his writing process, and developing his chacters.
"interesting but not very exciting"
absolutely. his books are exciting.
probably. it was elmore leonard who made me nod. he's not a very exciting writer, in terms of his personality and what he tells us about himself. he's just a boring work horse.
well, i've read about 30 books by elmore leonard, and have been listening to a good many in audio format. the books are like music videos. you remember them for some bits and pieces, but not for the music.the performances help to bring those characters to life and/or to differentiate them one from the other. essentially, leonard is a writer not much different from dick francis. you read the books because they're always the same, not because they're different.
the author himself struck me as totally dull, there's really nothing i want to know about him personally. i just wish him good health and may he produce a good many books more.
"This was a hoot!"
I really enjoyed this interview. Mr. Leonard's candor was refreshing, and there were several points at which I laughed out loud. I'll listen to it again. Very enjoyable.
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