The 2022 Daily Writing Challenge – January 22

Jo Hawk

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2022 Daily Writing Challenge

Here is a writer whose name you might not know. But you know one of his characters. On January 22, 1906, Robert E. Howard was born in Peaster, Texas. Writing from an early age, he submitted many stories and amassed a drawer full of rejections. In 1924, he sold a piece titled “Spear and Fang” to Weird Tales for $16. Weird Tales was an American fantasy and horror pulp fiction magazine. At twenty-three, he dropped out of college to write full time. He was a pulp fiction writer.

Through his writings for Weird Tales, he began corresponding with H. P. Lovecraft. As a result, he became a member of the Lovecraft Circle. The group, who communicated by letters, included Robert Bloch, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner, Clark Ashton Smith, Donald Wandrei, and Frank Belknap Long. The writers supported, critiqued, and collaborated. While no genre was off-limits, the…

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