Monday, October 12, 2015

The Extraordinary Productivity of G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton was a highly productive writer.

It's not necessary for a writer to write as many books as G.K. Chesterton did; but to actually be as productive and have high quality writing like Chesterton's is laudable and will earn you the respect of your writing peers.

I have had a few teachers who have written only one book, or a handful of books, not twenty handfuls.

G.K. Chesterton wrote over 100 books, could say that he contributed to twice as many, could say that he wrote more than 4,000 essays. In other words, if a beat reporter wrote one news article per day, it would take 76.923 years of straight news reporting to write as much as G.K. Chesterton did.

This still doesn't take into account his 200 short stories or his novels.

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