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The Tell-Tale Heart-icles: Three quick reads for Edgar Allan Poe fans

Kick Halloween week off with advice, inspiration, and products inspired by the master of the macabre.

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Advice from Edgar himself

Edgar Allan Poe may be best known for his short fiction and poetry, but he also frequently wrote nonfiction, including essays about the craft of writing. In “Advice from the Crypt,” we collect Poe’s tips for writers about preplanning your work, knowing the ending, concentrating on a single effect, and showing discipline and character. 


Poe money, Poe problems

What better use of an All Hallow’s Eve paycheck then to score some Poe-themed swag? You’ll find shirts, prints, scarves, and more inspired by America’s gloomiest author in this round-up.  


A Poe-fect prompt

EmotionThis writing prompt takes inspiration  from a famous Edgar Allan Poe quote: “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” Where will emotion lead your story?