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Helpful hints for writing... or not...

This is an article I wrote a couple of weeks ago for my Moving Dragon Writes blog, http://www.somersetwriters.wordpress.com

Like most people who  do something – in my case writing, I try and do all I can to do it better… mostly it is just practice, practice, practice (Gary Player said ‘ 614 more words


Maugham's Unicorn

Somerset Maugham uses two interesting literary devices in his novel The Razor’s Edge. One is that he is a cameo character in his own story. He uses himself having conversations with the other characters as a means of advancing the plot. 287 more words


I Could Be Bought with Pie

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The Cure for Alone

I was a lonely child
But I loved Christmas:
It was a distraction attraction
From no friends

I loved the red candles and the songs… 1,358 more words


Then and Now by W. Somerset Maugham

Then and Now is a novel covering three months of the year 1502 in the life of Niccolo Machiavelli who was born and raised in Florence during the great Italian Renaissance. 43 more words

Book Review

The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham

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When I was in my early twenties my father recommended Somerset Maugham to me.  I remember reading ‘The Razor’s Edge’, but truth be told, twenty odd years later I couldn’t remember much about it. 626 more words

Bringing Canada to New York: Soulpepper on 42nd Street

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca

Last week in New York I had the excitement of seeing what a top-drawer Canadian theatre company, venturing forth, can bring to the stage in a highly demanding world theatre capital.    723 more words


Videos: The Adventures of the Master Class Reconsidered

Here we return to the theme of the previous feature on “reality tourism,” and the promotional materials produced by the Razor’s Edge company. With this, we complete our collection of such videos from 1999. 304 more words