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Songwriters are artists, too. How? Read on: |

5 Reasons Why Songwriters are Artists, Too

April 10, 2017

When we think about the music industry, the term “artist” is typically reserved for the people who are singing on stages, selling albums, and recording music. Not necessarily songwriters. Songwriters are usually referred to as the crafters, the masons, the welders and carpenters that temper our songs in the fires of…

Well written love songs by incredible contemporary songwriters. Get your love on. |

I know you love love songs.

February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine’s day, love! WIth v-day right around the corner, I wanted to made some lovely little playlists for you. They’re full of incredibly well written songs by some of my favorite songwriters, like Lori Mckenna, Matraca Berg, and Sarah Buxton. Whether you’re happily hitched, severely single, or “it’s complicated,”…

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

Goal Setting for Songwriters

January 31, 2017

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…

Save up those Christmas songs, they could become classics. Here's why: |

Feeling Festive? When to Write that Christmas Song or Holiday Song

December 21, 2016

It seems that every year, when the nights get longer and colder, when our living room is festooned with presents, ornaments, and glistening lights, I really really want to sit down and write Christmas songs. Another thing that compels me to write Christmas songs is that I feel like it’s…

Required reading for songwriters! The best songwriting books, books on creativity, and the music industry. |

The Best Books on Songwriting, the Music Business, and Creativity

November 30, 2016

Looking  for some reading on songwriting? Or maybe you’re searching for the perfect stocking stuffer for that songwriter in your life? Here’s a collection of books I highly recommend. They’re either books I’ve read cover to cover, keep as a reference, or are considered staples in any songwriter’s library. Books…

Writer's block always seems to hit right around that second verse. Here's how you can push past that Second Verse Curse and finish you song! | Songwriting tips on

4 Ways to Push Past the Dreaded Second Verse Curse

October 8, 2016

Ah, the Second Verse Curse. You knew exactly what I was talking about the moment you read that title. It’s a thing. It’s an awful thing. The Second Verse Curse is something you’ve experience many times, but probably didn’t have a name for until now. It’s that moment when you’re…

All creatives get duped into believeing one thing: that we are hopelessly dependent on the whim of the muse. Here's what you can do to break the spell: | Songwriting tips at

3 Major Myths about Where Great Song Ideas Come From

October 3, 2016

Ok, so if you read my last post on the perpetuated untruth of magical inspiration, then you know this is something I’m passionate about. It makes me so sad to see other creatives sitting around, lost, waiting for a bolt of inspiration to propel them to create. Y’all, you have so…

Stop killing yourself over not feeling "inspired enough" to be a songwriter. You ARE a songwriter. Here's how you get your inspiration back. | More songwriting tips on

The Honest Truth About Inspiration: You have to make it for yourself.

September 28, 2016

One of the things I strive to do at SongFancy is  be really real with you. When I first made the decision to move away from home and everyone I knew in order to pursue a songwriting career in Nashville, I quickly learned that this industry is full of people…

Your inspiration is out there, you just have to be open to it! Here is a little bit of songwriting inspiration for you! Songwriting tips to get you inspired to write your next best song. |

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Wait for Inspiration to Strike to Start Writing

September 14, 2016

Songwriting inspiration is fleeting. We grab on to it when it whisks by, and hold on for dear life, carefully easing it into a song before it loses interest and disappears into the ether. Songwriter Amanda Williams calls this slippery grip on songwriting “pulling a noodle from the sky.” That is so…

Songwriting tip! Here's how to write better, more meaningful lyrics using all five of our senses. Show, don't tell! |

Writing for the Senses: Songwriting Tip for Memorable, Meaningful Lyrics

September 12, 2016

Songs have a beautiful capacity to take you places. When you hear a song that you used to listen to all the time, you suddenly remember the exact moment in time – the way the light looked, what you were wearing, maybe even the exact smell of something. You could…

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