What pieces of writing do you find yourself returning to again and again in your thoughts? They could hold the key to your unique voice as a writer.
In a world of mass-produced goods and music, how can you set yourself apart as an individual?
Influence, people think about it as someone you like but influence is also what you’re revolted by. In fact, often it’s what you’re running away from. – Marc Ribot
Warning: this one bad habit can become a serious drag on your desire to write songs.
Song ideas are all around you. You can train yourself to notice these gems, capture them into a notebook, and kindle the promising ones into new songs.
Somewhere on your hard drive there’s a folder you’ve been avoiding. It’s full of such solid gold hits as: AUDIO001.WAV AUDIO002.WAV AUDIO003.WAV And who could forget such timeless classics as: 2012-02-28 18:39.MP4 2010-07-04 07:02.MP4 2015-04-19 01:07.MP4 In other words, there’s at least one folder on your hard drive that’s a hot mess — there could […]
I started this site in 2009 as a place to think out loud about the craft of songwriting. Back then, the site served 20 readers on a good week. Now Song Written serves 3,500 songwriters every week — everyone from novice songwriters to college professors.
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Popular opinion says that some people are born with creative brilliance — a gift for melody, a way with words, or brilliant command of a musical instrument. What about the rest of us?