I'm running an elective at Twist on Saturday about how to write congregational songs and how to choose songs for your church to sing. I'm trying to work out how to make it fun and useful for the two distinct groups of people that will be there.
While the two topics I have might seem very different, they are actually closely related. If you know how to identify a bad song, you'll be a better judge of your own work. 80% of good writing is throwing out the rubbish.