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W. Somerset Maugham on Writing

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“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

More from W. Somerset Maugham

“Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.”
“We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.”
“A good style should show no signs of effort. What is written should seem a happy accident.”
“The best style is the style you don't notice.”
“You cannot write well or much (and I venture the opinion that you cannot write well unless you write much) unless you form a habit.”
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