The Master on Writing

To us die-hard fans of Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, he was simply The Master. I have admired his writing for over four decades now and rate him to be one of the finest writers in the English language. Sadly the milieu he wrote off is rather dated as the years speed by and many today perhaps find it difficult to relate to the more leisurely life of those times. Times may have changed but his mastery of the language and writing style remain unmatched.

I was delighted to find  a wonderful interview with Wodehouse in The Paris Review on what it takes to write humourous fiction. Read this for yourself and in fact you can download the entire interview. Remember he was in his 90s when this interview took place and he spoke of writing 1000 words a day- every day!

His characters, his sense of plots and his insight into how people think were put across in a most delightful manner.

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