Tuesday, 16 March 2010

P.G. Wodehouse: How he wrote his books

This short piece was written by P.G. Wodehouse in the John O'London's Weekly dated December 13, 1924.

"When I want to write a short story, I sit down on one chair, place the feet comfortably on another, put notebook, pencil, matches, pipe and tobacco handily on my lap, select a character, and then keep on sitting till I have discovered what happened to him, the time he forgot his wife's birthday, or on the afternoon when he went to Wembley. In other words, the story grows out of the character. It may turn into an entirely different story half-way through, but the character remains the same."