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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…

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

4 Reasons Why Songwriters are Brave AF

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 –…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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If you think all your ideas are terrible, read this. If you haven't written a song in ages, read this. If you're struggling with getting back on the songwriting bangwagon, please, read this. | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

Why You Have a Hard Time Coming up with Good Song Ideas

May 17, 2017

Having a great idea to write about can be the difference between writing a song you love, or feeling like you’re wasting your time. When…

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Why you need to finish songs - all the way through! From beginning to end. | SongFancy.com

4 Reasons Why You Need to Finish More Songs Than You Start

May 2, 2017

It can be really easy to start a new song that you’re excited about, then walk away once the thrill is gone. Especially if you…

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Get inspired with my favorite songwriter TED talks for songwriters! | SongFancy.com

5 TED Talks for Songwriters

April 25, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you constantly have TED talks and podcasts and YouTube lectures running in your earbuds while you’re doing anything. Sometimes, I…

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Three lies and the truth about you and your songwriting. | SongFancy

3 Lies You Tell Yourself About Your Songwriting and the Actual Truth

April 21, 2017

1. The Lie: You think you have nothing to say. You’re telling yourself that your perspective on anything isn’t interesting enough to even be said.…

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