March 26 Writing

Birthdays: A.E. Housman (1859), Robert Frost (1874), Joseph Campbell (1904), Viktor Frankl (1905), Betty McDonald (1908), Tennessee Williams (1911), Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923), Gregory Corso (1930), Richard Dawkins (1941), Erica Jong (1942), Bob Woodward (1943), T.A. Barron (1952)

Robert Frost won multiple Pulitzer’s for Poetry.

Bob Woodward is best known for his reporting of the Watergate Scandal

Quote: “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” – Robert Frost

Tip: Begin a writing jar into which you toss your loose change. When it’s full, treat yourself to a writing-related indulgence—a fancy pen, pretty journal, new book, massage, etc.

Jumpstart: Write a short piece using as many clichés, metaphors, and similes as you can

Too many authors in the birthday list that I’ve read and enjoyed to highlight just one. Robert Frost is a favorite poet mostly because he was the first one my dad shared with me. Joseph Campbell is well known to anyone who reads (or writes!) mythology. Bob Woodward (of the Woodward and Bernstein team) broke the Watergate scandal. I’ve also read Erica Jong, Tennessee Williams, and Barron. To highlight any one of these would be a dishonor to the others. Have you read any of them?