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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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5 Super Practical Ways to Shake Off Songwriter’s Block _ By Jon Anderson on SongFancy (1)

5 Super Practical Ways to Shake Off Songwriter’s Block

February 5, 2018

This weeks post comes from Jon Anderson. Jon is the founder of Two Story Melody, a fantastic songwriting blog that tells the stories and processes behind beautiful songs. He knows a thing or two about writing a great song, and how to find inspiration when you need it the most. Here are…

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Quotes on songwriting from professional songwriters. The Pitch List podcast and SongFancy team up to inspire you with these nuggets of wisdom from the pro-songwriter guests they have on their show! SongFancy.com | Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary female songwriter.

Quotes on Songwriting from Professional Songwriters on The Pitch List Podcast

January 1, 2018

This weeks post comes courtesy of Dana Rogers and Chris Lindsey at Pitch List podcast. If you haven’t had a moment to listen to this podcast yet, do yourself a favor and follow them. Chris (a hit songwriter himself) interviews pro songwriters who have changed the world with their songs…

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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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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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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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