Creativity and the Christian

C.S. Lewis provides a Biblical perspective and critique of modern literary criticism. Though this address was first delivered in 1939, Lewis' unease with the key concepts of literary tradition—namely self-expression, creativity, spontaneity and freedom from rules—is at least as pertinent today as it was in his time. To be 'yourself' is one of the highest … Continue reading Creativity and the Christian

Good Writing takes risk

Good writing comes when we risk not knowing what we're doing--struggling, surprising ourselves, thinking through something that makes us uncomfortable.... What makes a story good is that--even if we don't understand what we're doing as we write--what happens in it corresponds in some way to what's most intense in us.  We may invent the people and actions, … Continue reading Good Writing takes risk