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“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.”
~Somerset Maugham

History of the Fry Up

With all due respect to Somerset Maugham, who believed that to eat well in England meant eating breakfast three times a day, I don’t think I could handle a full English breakfast three times a day. 99 more words


I have Eno Flight

Shall we talk about ‘otherness’ in Othello? No? How about ‘flux’ in The Wild Palms? Doesn’t appeal either? Oh, well. It’s true they’re hardly topics for a natter on the phone, nor even a dinner party. 646 more words


He Said That? 7/4/16

From Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English playwright, novelist, and short story writer, Of Human Bondage (1915):

You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist.

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Stronger Showing

“The best style is the style you don’t notice.”

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
W. Somerset Maugham… 387 more words

Producing Inspiration

“Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. ‘I write only when inspiration strikes,’ he replied. ‘Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.’ 435 more words