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September 14, 2015

A note to encourage you: Say yes to new opportunities. New friendships. New lyrics and movements. Say no to naysayers. Say no to that angry little…

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How to Get Critical Feedback on Your New Songs

September 1, 2015

Feedback. We know we need it. Although it’s easy to have mixed feelings: Our songs are precious little nuggets that we’re so proud of. Releasing…

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Songwriting Tips for Inspiration: Find Real Stories on StoryCorps.com

August 31, 2015

This is SUCH a cool project. StoryCorps is an organization that has collected over 50,000 interviews and narratives, as told by the Americans who lived…

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It’s here! It’s Here! Welcome to the All New SongFancy.com!

August 17, 2015

Um… SURPRISE! If you haven’t noticed, SongFancy has undergone a major facelift. And it was about damn time. SongFancy is supposed to be open, clean…

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How to Write Lyrics that Really Make a Difference

August 10, 2015

So you’ve been writing songs for a little while now. You’re familiar with structure, rhyme scheme, melody and putting together a good chord progression. Now…

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7 Things to Say in your First Co-Write with a New Co-Writer

August 1, 2015

Writing with a new co-writer for the very first time can be SO. NERVE WRACKING. Finding great co-writers is basically dating. You ask a lot of…

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On Being Ready, and Never Really Feeling Ready

July 24, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by a friend to play in his writers round at the Bluebird Café. I was going to perform in a…

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What Makes A Great Song Great?

July 13, 2015

Throughout my whole college education, some of the best advice I ever got came from one of my drawing teachers. What he said was, “You can make…

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How You Know You’re on the Right Track

July 1, 2015

You’re tired all the time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll always feel guilty, like you should be doing something “productive” with every…

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“The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” is your New Inspiration for Sad Songs

July 1, 2015

Y’all know I love me some sad songs. It’s what got me started writing. If you’re into ballads the way I am, then you’re going…

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