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Mind Mapping for Exercise for Songwriting: Do This Every Time You’re Stuck on a Lyric

May 14, 2018

Who uses mind mapping? A mind map is a tool used by writers, project managers, marketers, and all sorts of people to brainstorm new ideas. It’s also a fabulous exercise for songwriters to visually produce new material for songs! What you’ll need: A notebook or a sheet of paper (one…

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7 ways to kick PROCRASTINATION in it's UGLY FACE. || SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

7 Ways to Kick Procrastination in its Ugly Face

May 7, 2018

Ugh, procrastination. Chances are, if you’re a creative person, you’re all too familiar with procrastination. Procrastination might feel like it works well in the short term but, but ultimately it sucks a lot of joy from your life. Giving in to procrastination can give you a reputation for being flaky or…

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How to create a writing schedule (for songwriters) _SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter

How to Create a Writing Schedule

April 30, 2018

The elephant in the room: LIFE. RESPONSIBILITIES. One of the biggest reasons people struggle to stick with songwriting is the fact that life is often gets in the way. We have all sorts of daily obligations, like obligations to our jobs, friends, and families. And of course, none of these…

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9 Tips for Beginning Songwriters - SongFancy, songwriting tips & inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriiter

9 Tips for Beginning Songwriters

March 12, 2018

This post comes courtesy of Mella from MellaMusic and BrainStamp. Mella is a professional session singer and musician – she helps musicians complete their creative ideas by providing her voice to their song or project. She has a lot of great articles on voice and songwriting at her blog, so giver her…

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How to Create Hardworking Songwriting Habits – With Infographic

March 5, 2018

Songwriting requires hard work. We learned in the last post that songwriting is more than just the fleeting spark of inspiration – it’s hard work! Growing your skills as a songwriter is a slow burn. A long game. And it requires that you show up again and again to strengthen and…

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Songwriting is more than magic - it's hard work. --- Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter . |SongFancy.com

Songwriting is More than Magic, it’s Hard Work

February 19, 2018

Inspiration is a wonderful thing, but it’s only part of the equation. Inspiration is that gorgeous little spark that lights us up from the inside. We suddenly stop what we’re doing and we say to ourselves, “I have to write that song! Now! RIGHT NOW.” So you stop what you’re…

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Is it normal If the words aren’t flowing? Absolutely. Here's what songwriters can do about it. Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter | SongFancy.com

What to do When The Words Aren’t Flowing

February 14, 2018

“Is it normal If the words aren’t flowing?” A SongFancy writer asked me this question recently and I thought was worth addressing in a blog post. She wanted to know, “When you have an idea, and you know what you want to write the words aren’t exactly flowing out, is that normal?” It…

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Want to get majorly ahead in your songwriting? Try penning 30 songs in 30 days. Artist/songwriter Lesley Barth tells you how it rocked her world and how it will rock yours, too. | SongFancy songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter.

10 Reasons Why You Should Write 30 Songs in 30 Days

January 15, 2018

By now, you’re probably familiar with SongFancy’s 5 in 5 Song Challenge. Meet Lesley Barth – she participated in a 5 and 5 and decided to kick it up a notch: by writing 30 songs in 30 days. Here’s what Lesley learned during the experiment, and why she recommends all…

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5 tips for songwriters who can't quit their day jobs | on SongFancy, the contemporary songwriting blog

5 Tips for Songwriters Who Can’t Quit Their Day Jobs

December 25, 2017

Golda is an Americana singer/songwriter/bassist from Astoria, NYC. She’s graciously written this post specifically for SongFancy songwriters who are struggling to stay creative while working a day job. Her advice is the absolute best. Thanks for the post, Golda! To check out her music, social media and more, go to wwww.thatgolda.com. In…

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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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