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September 14, 2015

A note to encourage you: Say yes to new opportunities. New friendships. New lyrics and movements. Say no to naysayers. Say no to that angry little…

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Songwriting Tips for Inspiration: Find Real Stories on StoryCorps.com

August 31, 2015

This is SUCH a cool project. StoryCorps is an organization that has collected over 50,000 interviews and narratives, as told by the Americans who lived…

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On Being Ready, and Never Really Feeling Ready

July 24, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by a friend to play in his writers round at the Bluebird Café. I was going to perform in a…

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How You Know You’re on the Right Track

July 1, 2015

You’re tired all the time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll always feel guilty, like you should be doing something “productive” with every…

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“The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” is your New Inspiration for Sad Songs

July 1, 2015

Y’all know I love me some sad songs. It’s what got me started writing. If you’re into ballads the way I am, then you’re going…

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Inspiring Writer’s Rooms We Want in our Own Homes

April 22, 2015

My writing room is my sanctuary. Unfortunately, right now it’s also the laundry room, the studio, my fiance’s office, my office, and a guest room when needed.…

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A Songwriter’s Pep Talk

January 12, 2015

As I write this, it is January 7th. The last day of the first week of the new year. January 1st at midnight is always…

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Paying Your Dues, Gracefully

December 14, 2014

This past weekend was my birthday, and my amazing boyfriend took me to see the Blue Sky Riders play at the Cumberland Caverns. (Best gift…

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Why Writing Highly Personal Songs can Work in Your Favor

November 29, 2014

The other day, I was surfing Quora looking for conversations about songwriting, when one caught my eye. Someone had asked (to the extent of), “I write…

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If You’re Scared to Death, You’re Doing it Right

November 18, 2014

Allowing yourself to do what you love can be an incredibly scary thing. For some people, this might seem strange. But for anyone who is…

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