Saturday, July 18, 2009

Some Thoughts About Writing

Imagination is not, like thought, concerned with abstractions from particular things, experiences, and relationships. Both [C.S.] Lewis and Tolken as writers, therefore, valued looking at reality in a symbolic and mythopoeic way.

Fiction, for Lewis and Tolkien, was therefore the creation of meaning rather than the literal restating of truths. It reflected for them the greater creativity of God, when he originated and put together his universe and ourselves.

~ Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship by Colin Duriez