Hemingway’s Advice for Storytellers

Hemmingway, via my friend David Habecker: Jeff,I ran across this reference to Hemingway today and thought you might appreciate it, with its obvious application to much so-called "Christian literature":"No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in," says Hemingway. "That kind of symbol sticks out like raisins in raisin bread. Raisin bread is all right, but plain bread is better." He opens two bottles of beer and continues: "I tried to make … [Read more...]

Greetings from a Looking Closer reader in Georgia. (No, not THAT Georgia.)

I love hearing from readers, especially when they turn out to be old friends... especially when it turns out those old friends have been up to some amazing things! Greetings from Tbilisi, Georgia!It's been far too long since I've dropped you a line, but I have continued to be a regular visitor to your Looking Closer website. I love the Blog, too -- what a great idea!Your review of Zhang Yimou's Hero has me really intrigued. I doubt the film will make it to Georgia any time soon, but I'm … [Read more...]