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:
- Know the ending in advance, before you begin writing.
- Keep it short—the “single sitting” rule.
- Decide on the desired effect.
- Choose the tone of the work.
- Determine the theme and characterization of the work.
- Establish the climax.
- 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.