Writing Advice From G.K. Chesterton

by Bobby Gilles

in Songwriting/Hymn Workshop

"Detritus Of The Day" photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/psyberartist/You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world. ~G.K. Chesterton

Too many of us write too little, because we’re sick with pride and the fear that we might write something bad.

Sometimes you will write drivel. It’s true. And it’s true of me. It’s true of your favorite author or songwriter. It was true of James Joyce and Isaac Watts; it was true of J.R.R. Tolkein and it’s true of Bob Dylan.

Give yourself permission to write anyway. You’re not better than the best; if they pressed on, so should you.


Photo “Detritus of the Day,” courtesy Psyberartist

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