Monthly Archives: January 2015

James Holden: Some thoughts on Somerset Maugham and his (mis)use of “I”

I’ve just finished reading the second volume of Somerset Maugham’s collected stories, an author who appears to have fallen somewhat out of fashion (maybe I’m wrong, and in reality he’s as venerated as Raymond Carver). I think in part it’s … Continue reading

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James Holden: The Hairdresser’s Sister

Watching Rory Bremner on the stage, I wonder whether he enjoys these corporate gigs. Is it all about the money for him? It seems doubtful he’s doing it because of any particular love of the beauty industry. And yet here … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name

The Clerkenwell Writer’s Asylum inaugural writing prompt challenge! At our first regular meeting of 2015 last night, the idea of using writing prompts to help encourage those of us who need an extra push to get writing, or just like … Continue reading

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James Holden: My writing resolutions for 2015

This time last year I published my writing resolutions for the 2014 (you can find them here). They were: enter six stories for competitions or publication, publish twelve pieces of fiction on this blog, and do a reading in public. … Continue reading

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