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? Try writing a short poem (or even a longer one!) about what you see outside your window.