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Melissa Miller is a pop artist based in Nashville, Tennessee, who writes highly melodic pop with rich visuals that inspire anyone who listens to (or even occasionally indulges in) Top 40 radio. Melissa shares with SongFancy some insights into her songwriting process, peeks into the writing room, what it's like writing with trusted cowriters, and a listen to her new single Like a Boss.

The Pop Songwriting Process with Pop Artist Melissa Miller – Plus, We Premiere Her New Single, Like A Boss!

December 18, 2017

Melissa Miller is a pop artist based in Nashville, Tennessee, who writes highly melodic pop with rich visuals that inspire anyone who listens to (or even occasionally indulges in) Top 40 radio. Melissa shares with SongFancy some insights into her songwriting process, peeks into the writing room, what it’s like…

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What is a Hook Book and How to Start One | Songwriting tips and techniques for the contemporary songwriter. | SongFancy.com

What is a Hook Book and How to Start One

December 11, 2017

What the heck is a hook book? A hook book, or hookbook, is a collection of “hooks” or titles that you have collected all in one easy to reference place. Sometimes, writers add notes and half-written lyrical thoughts beside their hooks to help flesh out an idea. Essentially, a hook book…

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My favorite notebooks for songwriters, and how to use them. These make great Christmas gifts for the musicians and songwriters in your life! | SongFancy.com

My Favorite Notebooks for Songwriters

November 13, 2017

The way you write can affect what you write. What do I mean? For example, the way you write on a ukelele is going to be a lot different than the way you write on a guitar or piano. And depending on your familiarity with that instrument, it’s going to…

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Songwriters are brave af. Here's why. | Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter, on SongFancy.com

Why Songwriters are Some of the Bravest People

November 6, 2017

Songwriters are brave people. You are brave people. You’re writing the songs that have the potential to move mountains, to rock worlds, to heal – to help, guide, and offer hope. When you make your most honest, most authentic art, you are courageous in so many ways. If you haven’t…

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Join the Free 5 in 5 Song Challenge today and write 5 songs, kick your inner critic to the curb, and win prizes! January 22-26, sign up inside:

The Next 5 in 5 Song Challenge is open for sign ups! January 22-26, 2018

October 30, 2017

Announcing: the next session of the 5 in 5 Song Challenge! This fast growing challenge has been a SongFancy favorite in 2017, and we’re bringing it into the new year. Grab your seat here and come write 5 songs in 5 days with an amazing group of SongFancy writers. Next Session: January…

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Actionable steps to get you through your worst creative lulls. | SongFancy.com, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter

What to Do When You’re at the Bottom of the Creative Roller Coaster

October 23, 2017

The creative roller coaster of emotions is totally a thing. If you’re an artist of any kind, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Some days you love your work. You’re on cloud nine, and nothing can bring you down. You’re writing constantly, and every song feels like a huge…

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Perfectionism. Comparison. Defeat. Paralyzing self-doubt. All of these things are par for the course for creatives. Here's what songwriters can do when they're at the bottom of the roller coaster. | SongFancy.com, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

How to Deal with Crippling Self Doubt, the Roller Coaster of Emotions, and Love Your Songs Again

October 16, 2017

Deep breaths. Do you love to write songs? Like, most days, do you really enjoy it? Yes? Ok, another deep breath. Then move to step 4. Your latest song does not equal your entire worth as a songwriter. Let’s look at that one again. Your latest song does not equal your entire…

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Here's how to fight the constant perfectionism, love your songs again, and see yourself as a serious songwriter (without being too serious all the time). | SongFancy.com | Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

How to Take Yourself Seriously as a Songwriter, Without Being Too Serious

October 9, 2017

One of the major hurdles for creative people (songwriters, painters, authors, what have you) is we are often our own worst critics. One day, we love our work. We feel the immense sense of pride that comes from creating something out of nothing. But then, the very next day, we can switch…

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We all play it. We know it's bad. But here are some even more devious ways the comparison game rips up your life and your songwriting. | SongFancy.com

Why The Comparison Game Sucks in Ways we Don’t Even Realize

October 2, 2017

Be aware of The Comparison Game. I know for a fact that whenever you’ve written a song that you’re not particularly excited about, you start to talk yourself down. You start to say, “I am just not a good writer. This piece proves it. Why do I even bother. There…

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Songwriting Contest | The 5 in 5 Song Challenge, now with prizes!

How to Win During the 5 in 5 Song Challenge – Prizes and Submission Guidelines

September 28, 2017

If you haven’t signed up to participate in the challenge yet, you can save your seat here: bit.ly/5songs5days Here are some common questions and answers about the 5 in 5 Song Challenge, and it’s accompanying contest: What is the 5 in 5 Song Challenge? The 5 in 5 Song Challenge is…

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