Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When writing about God

Fernando Ortega (songwriter) gives advice to lyricists that applies to poets too:

  • "Be specific when you write songs (poems) about God. 
  • Avoid clich√©. 
  • Avoid convenience. 
  • Avoid an obsession with the consumer. 
  • Avoid the temptation to make commercial success your central goal. 
  • Write with intelligence, employing all the craft, skill, and experience with which God has endowed you."

Read all of "Avoiding Convenience: A Word to Hymn Writers"

1 comment:

Janet said...

Wise reminders, Thank-you!