A Voice Through the Decades: H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story

I know that they say this is for writing a horror story or weird fiction, but really, it fits just about any type of writing piece.

Lovecraft had a unique voice that I don’t think could be replicated. Admittedly, his prose did get a bit purple at times, but it only made for more stunning visuals in the reader’s mind.

But that was his gift. Rather than rolling eyes at him for such prose, it draws the reader into the world.

This, however, is great advice for whoever wants to write anything, and needs help with what they should be doing. It’s especially helpful if you’re the type of writer who has difficulty tracking a story as you write it.

via H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story, or Any Piece of “Weird Fiction” | Open Culture.

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