Deep POV: Confessions of a Christian Writer

The ramblings of an emergent-realistic-edgy-working-for-God-and-the-pay-isn’t-that-great-sometimes-confused-christian-fiction writer (uh, that would be me).

Monday, September 12, 2005

Technique vs. Talent

I saw this post by Mark Bertrand when it was first posted back in August on The Master's Artist. Recently, I was reminded of it and, since I think it speaks volumes, I'm posting the link here.
There is more to writing than technique. Arnold Bennett says as much in The Author's Craft (1914). I'm making a note of Bennett's observation so that I don't forget it. Hopefully I will learn from his mistakes and not fall into the error of elevating craft above all:
Be sure to read the whole thing.