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How to Find 1 Hour a Day to Write

Don't let "lack of time" keep you from writing. Here's how to dig up 1 hour per day to write songs! | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary female songwriter

“Not enough time” is one of the main reasons why songwriters get frustrated with their lack of output. It can be absolutely infuriating! Whether you feel like you’re spread too thin, have too many obligations, or just plain procrastinate (let’s be real… we all do it), sometimes it can feel like “lack of time” is keeping us from doing what we love – writing songs. So here’s a quick guide to finding 1 hour a day to devote to your songwriting. Disclaimer: This is meant to be a helpful rubric. I do understand that not everyone’s day or life will be exactly the same. Maybe some of the points outlined here...

Goal Setting for Songwriters

We've got big dreams. Let's get them down on paper and start making them happen. Read on. | SongFancy.com

Songwriters have dreams. Songwriters dream about writing songs and building up a collection of work they’re proud of. We dream of garnering some sort of recognition for our craft. Even some of us dream of taking our songs to the stage, to the airwaves, across the country or the world. Songwriters have dreams and the Songwriters have dreams, but dreams should always come with plans. A dream without a plan is just a fantasy. Dreams are beautiful, inspiring things. They provoke us, they wake us up, they give us the fire to get up and chase them. But a dream can just as easily slip through your fingers if you don’t...

5 Ways to Be More Productive when Writing at Home

Songwriting tips for how to write your best when you have to stay at home. Here's how to do it in your own writing room. Click through to read! | SongFancy.com

Writing at home is the beeest. Until it’s the worst. It’s like the difference between going to Starbucks to get some work done, or staying home on the comfy couch with your laptop because that’s your happy place at the moment. Sometimes a separate “office space” like a writing room at your PRO calls to you. You might just have to get out of the house to be able to focus on writing that song and not doing the 12 loads of laundry that’s stacked up overnight. But what about those days when you just can’t get away? When you have to write from home, there are a few things you...

How to Organize all Your Songwriting Related Files

organization tips for songwriters | getting your folders all set up

Creatives tend to be pretty messy people. Oh wait, hold up, it’s cause we’re geniuses. But as you start to collect more and more songs, it quickly becomes a giant p.i.t.a. to keep everything organized. Finishes lyrics, half written lyrics, ideas, hooks, worktapes, song sketches, cowriters information, how the heck does anyone keep all this stuff straight?! With systems. That’s how, girlfriend. I’ll be the first person to admit that I am not a naturally organized person. Some girls are just gifted – they have every paper they’ve ever gotten in the mail all filed away in gorgeous gold foil polka-dot desk organizers with matching pencils and calculators. And I love them....

How I Format All My Lyric Sheets

Writing Lyrics | Here's how I format all my lyric sheets and stay organized as a songwriter!

Hello, Fancy Fam! A well-organized lyric sheet will make your life sooo much easier. We all have goals for our songs, so let’s be ready for them when the happen by having neat lyrics sheets! You never know when you’re going to get that random perfect opportunity to send your lyrics off into the stratosphere. Let’s get them laid out all nice and purdy-like so you don’t have to run around at the last second formatting and looking for any missing info! I format all my lyrics exactly the same, and now it’s super easy for me for format and set them up in a hurry. The way I do this...