"There are three rules for writing a novel . . .
Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." ~ W. Somerset Maugham
During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution of 1917. During and after the war, he traveled in India and Southeast Asia; these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels.
This week on Writing from the Peak:
May 1 Letter from the Editor Donnell Ann Bell
May 3 The Writing Coach Deb McLeod
May 5 Pikes Peak Writers May Events