Posts tagged w. somerset maugham
We do not write as we want but as we can.
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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.
A good rule for writers: do not explain overmuch.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
Writing is the supreme solace.
A good style should show no signs of effort. What is written should seem a happy accident.
Heaven knows what pains the author has been at, what bitter experience he has endured and what heartache suffered, to give some chance reader a few hours’ relaxation or to while away the tedium of a journey.
We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.
Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.