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The beautiful, crazy lives we lead inspire us to write our best songs.

When you’re a songwriter, you know that everything around you can be used to spark an idea. Conversations overheard in a coffee shop. Words in an advertisement that could tell a bigger story. It’s these little scenes from everyday life that fill a songwriter’s notebook with lyrics and stories.

SongFancy strives to capture the essence of that inspiration and verbalize it, vocalize it, turn it into actions you can utilize, wrapped with love and a dash of fantasy.

SongFancy exists to get you writing songs:

More songs.

Finished songs.

New songs that you love.

Songs you’re proud of.

Songs that you can take to the stage and share with others.

I won’t claim to tell you how to write a hit song, since that’s an item that’s still on my own bucket list! SongFancy shares articles on the craft of songwriting. Much of that craft is what I’ve learned from other professional songwriters here in Nashville, and takes a lot of queues from commercial songwriting.

My name is Sarah Spencer, and I’m a singer/songwriter in Music City. I started SongFancy with the intention to help inspire and ignite the creative spirit in my fellow songwriters.

About the Author

Sarah Spencer, Nashville based singer/songwriter

Writing has been in my blood ever since I can remember.

I started writing stories as a young, impressionable middle-schooler. They were about stupid stuff like alien abductions, ghosts, and other various other sci-fi cliches. But I loved it – writing my odd short stories was freeing.

From there, my obsession progressed to include poetry, lyrics, piano instrumentals, and finally, pop songs.

I haven’t put down the pen since.

After college, (where I dutifully completed a BFA in Graphic Design) it only took a few months to realize that this music thing was actually a thing I needed to take seriously. I couldn’t kid myself any longer. The comfortable job at the software company designing government websites was nice and all, but my heart was being pulled elsewhere.

So in the summer of 2012, I quit my job and moved to Nashville. It was the best decision I could have ever made for myself.

Since then, I’ve checked many items off my songwriting career bucket list, including:

  • Getting songs cut by artists
  • Getting songs played on the radio
  • Performing in the round at the Bluebird Cafe
  • Placing in the Top 10 in the NSAI Songwriting Competition
  • Winning the Frank Brown Song Contest
  • Releasing an EP
  • Working as a session vocalist
  • Becoming a prolific writer
  • Wrote a book
  • Making some of the best friendships I never could have imagined I would make

While I haven’t reached all my goals just yet, I’ve learned SO. FREAKING. MUCH.

And I cannot wait to tell you all about it.

Happy writing, Fanciers!

xoxoxo,

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