Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hemingway on Writing


For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
-       Ernest Hemingway

I am presently writing a book that is certainly beyond my attainment. I am writing theological fiction. The idea is to wrestle with the theological question of what happens when we die. It will be a myth, a metaphor, and not an attempt at systematic theology. In some ways, it will be a retelling of C.S. Lewis’ amazing book, The Great Divorce. When I describe it like that, it is clear why it is beyond my abilities. Yet, with luck, and by God’s grace, it just might be something worth reading. Watch for it - coming soon, The Great Beyond.


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