We had the great honor of interviewing Noam Neusner recently about his experiences growing up as the son of the most prolific author and scholar in history, Jacob Neusner. Noam offers here some sound advice and fascinating insight that every one of us should take to heart in our journey as scholars, parents, and friends. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, during the recent global heat wave, I was walking the streets of Helsinki chatting with a good friend when he said something that caused me to forget the sweat dripping down my spine and forehead, soaking my blue dress shirt and stinging my eyes.
“So, Neusner’s essay ends mid-sentence, no full-stop, just a blank half a page. And this was in a volume he edited himself, published by _____!” [Read more…]
by Tremper Longman III | Westmont College
Professors and aspiring writers who know I have authored or co-authored over thirty books and many smaller pieces often ask me, “How do you do it?” I am always glad to share my thoughts on this subject, particularly with those who are struggling to get their career started at a time when they are preparing new course materials and doing committee work—often in the context of a young family. To them (as it was to me at the beginning of my career in the late 1970s and early 80s), it seems like an impossible task. On some days, it’s difficult to find time to eat and sleep. [Read more…]
by Craig S. Keener
Younger seminary professors sometimes ask me about my experiences as a writer. Many have trouble finding time to write, a situation for which I have sympathy. [Read more…]
Peter Leithart has just offered the best, and most honest, post on writing I’ve seen in some time. [Read more…]