19 opening lines that will make you want to read Elmore Leonard’s novels right now

Often called the “Dickens of Detroit”, Elmore Leonard wrote an incredible forty-five novels in a career spanning nearly sixty years. In 2010, he also wrote his Ten Rules for Writing, the first of which was “Never open a book with weather.” So what did he open his novels with? To see for yourself, check out nineteen awesome opening lines guaranteed to make you want to read his work right now.

Folk of Genius: The 5 unusual habits of George Orwell

George Orwell: the originator of Big Brother, Double-Speak and the Thought Police, author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, numerous non-fiction books and journalism, one-time BBC producer, soldier and socialist. One of the greats, no doubt about it. But like many creative sorts, Orwell had his idiosyncrasies...