Robert E. Howard was one of the greatest pulp fiction writers. He created Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja, and was a contemporary of HP Lovecraft. (1930s)
Recently I watched a movie about his romance with Novalyne Price. The movie, The Whole Wide World, was based on a book she wrote when she was in her 70s: One Who Walked Alone.
Interesting movie. It showed his writing process, which was like nothing I’d ever heard of before. He apparently sat at his typewriter yelling the words of his stories out loud as he typed. It looked like he really got into the stories, or ‘yarns’ as he called them.
Anyhow, I think the movie is worth watching, for writers, at least. Novalyne Price got in touch with Howard because she wanted advice on her own writing, and he gave it to her, but not exactly as she wanted it.