October 12, 2017

Seven Writing Tips from Edgar Allan Poe

Seven Writing Tips from Edgar Allan Poe

I loved a lot of his short stories and his ability to write terror.

Here are his 7 tips:

  1. Know the ending in advance, before you begin writing.
  2. Keep it short–-the single sitting” rule.
  3. Decide on the desired effect.
  4. Choose the tone of the work.
  5. Determine the theme and characterization of the work.
  6. Establish the climax.
  7. Determine the setting.

The keep it short” advice is something Hemingway had in common with him, despite the span of time between them. Check out this link for more.


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