Posts by Sarah Spencer

50 Best Songwriting Tips of 2022

Let’s be real, there are a TON of songwriting tips out there. And depending on where you visit, they’re mostly a mixed bag. With this list, I wanted to give you all of my best tips from 10 years as a working songwriter in Nashville. (If we haven’t met yet, hi, my name is Sarah…

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How I Format All My Lyric Sheets

A well-organized song lyric sheet will make your life sooo much easier when you’re writing lyrics and sharing them. As a songwriter and a graphic designer, lyric sheets are my weird special cross-section of interests. Communication is key in a lyric sheet. When handing someone my lyrics, I want to make sure they can read…

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Getting the Most out of Song Prompts

How to get the most out of song prompts.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to write but just didn’t have any idea what to write about. My hand is raised, and I’m thinking yours is, too! We all have days where we’re scratching our heads wondering, “What the heck should I write about?” Song prompts are wonderful little tools to help us…

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Come write your summer songs with us!

Are you up for a songwriting challenge? ¬†Grab your seat here and come write 5 songs in 5 days with an amazing group of SongFancy writers. Reserve your seat by signing up below: This challenge destroys 💥 writer’s block. This challenge will kickstart your inspiration and get you writing. Fast. You don’t have to come…

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Join the Spring 5 in 5 Song Challenge!

The next 5 in 5 Song Challenge takes place March 22-26, 2021. Come write 5 songs in 5 days with us!

Challenge Dates: March 22-26, 2021 The 5 in 5 Song Challenge is happening again, from March 22-26, 2021. Come write 5 songs in 5 days and kick your inner critic out of the writing room, alongside an outstanding group of SongFancy songwriters. Recently featured on Grammy.com, the 5 in 5 is a speed songwriting challenge…

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Authenticity and Songwriting: It’s ok to be you.

What does it mean to be "authentic" and what the heck does it have to do with songwriting? Here's how to keep your authentic voice in your songs.

Authenticity: A buzz word 🐝 or a necessity? What does it mean to be “authentic” and what the heck does it have to do with songwriting? You’ve probably heard this term a lot. (buzz, buzz) I wanted to bring it up today because being authentic was cool before it was cool to be authentic. And it…

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Best Songwriter Gifts in 2020: The Year of Home Recording

2020 was the year we started learning about home recording. Here is my list of great studio equipment to get you recording your material at home, too!

In SongFancy tradition, I’ll be sharing my big list of awesome gifts for songwriters and musicians, with a home recording theme. These are mostly products that I myself use, as well as a few well-loved items that the SongFancy community is digging. 2020 was the year we started learning about home recording. As the pandemic…

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Think of all the songs waiting for you to write them

Hey songwriter girl! Come get inspired in our 5 day songwriting challenge. The next 5 in 5 Song Challenge takes place January 4-8, 2021. We'll crush your writer's block, silence your inner critic, and write 5 shiny new songs. Come write with us!

We’re back and better than ever! The 5 in 5 Song Challenge is happening again, from January 4-8, 2021. Come write 5 songs in 5 days with this outstanding group of songwriters. Recently featured on Grammy.com, the 5 in 5 is a speed songwriting challenge designed to stretch your limits. Perfect for songwriters who: Are…

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