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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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The Importance of Writing Really Terrible Songs

May 6, 2015

Believe it or not, it’s completely ok to suck. No really. It’s the honest truth. I promise I’m not trying to sell you anything. As…

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Inspiring Writer’s Rooms We Want in our Own Homes

April 22, 2015

My writing room is my sanctuary. Unfortunately, right now it’s also the laundry room, the studio, my fiance’s office, my office, and a guest room when needed.…

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Get Free, Incredibly Helpful Feedback on your Songs from Real Songwriters on Frettie

April 8, 2015

It’s here! It’s finally here! A Social Network for Songwriters. If you haven’t heard already, let me introduce you to Frettie.com Frettie is an open…

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A Songwriter’s Pep Talk

January 12, 2015

As I write this, it is January 7th. The last day of the first week of the new year. January 1st at midnight is always…

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