January 22 Writing

Birthdays: Francis Bacon (1561), John Donne (1572), Lord Byron (1788), August Strindberg (1849), Robert E. Howard (1906), Howard Moss (1922), Joseph Wambaugh (1937), James Carroll (1943)

Robert E. Howard was well-known for his character Conan the Barbarian. He is regarded as the father of the sword-and-sorcery subgenre of fantasy fiction.

Quote: “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” – Francis Bacon

Tip: Watch out for the word “it” – often “it” can be changed to something stronger. The same with “thing”. Do a search on these words and see if you can rewrite into a stronger passage.

Jumpstart: Have you ever written poetry like John Donne or Lord Byron? Try writing some about what you see outside your window.

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