Sondheim on Blogging

Actually, I have no idea if the Great One even knows what a blog is. But the preface of his book Finishing the Hat contains what could be the best writing advice this blogger’s ever read.

There are only three principles necessary for a lyric writer (blogger), all of them familiar truisms… In no particular order, and to be written in stone –

Content Dictates Form

Less is More

God is in the Details

all in the service of


without which nothing else matters.

Now go forth and write.

(Photo- Jerry Jackson, coutesy Indian U.)

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