Writer’s Reflections

There is no use writing anything that has been written before unless you can beat it. What a writer in our time has to do is write what hasn’t been written before or beat dead men at what they have done. -Ernest Hemingway

I confess, Ernest Hemingway’s words hit home. I think to myself, is what I’ve written what needed to be written? Was it written better than others?

The answer is probably no.

So I reflect on the future of my writing. What can I write that hasn’t been written before? How can I write better than “dead men at what they have done”?

I hope you were not expecting an answer. I am making this up as I go.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.