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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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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…

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…

Writer's block sucks. Here's what you can do to move past it. |

What to do when Writer’s Block Hits… Hard

September 5, 2016

Real talk: being a creative writery-type person is draining. You know it. Some days, it’s like we have so many new ideas and songs pouring out of us like a faucet that it’s hard to even get them all down on paper. We love life and our songs are coming…

Pursuing a creative career is crazy dramatic. Here's how to get back up on your feet again when life gets you down. #creativity #inspiration

What to Do when you Feel like you’re Spinning your Wheels

December 7, 2015

I can’t tell you how often I get that dreaded, sinking feeling. It’s all too familiar. My internal dialog starts sound like this: “You’re not working hard enough. You haven’t booked those gigs you’ve been meaning to book.” “You really should be farther along. You’re not a success. You’re not…

Motivational posters to motivate your creative self!

6 Posters to Hang in your Writing Room to Motivate Your Ass

September 30, 2015

Let’s be real — we don’t always feel inspired to sit down and write. We know we love writing, and we know we have to do it every day, but we’re not always 100% on and ready to go. For this specific reason, I keep a pinterest board of quotes…


Hey. Hey, you.

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 voice in your head telling you you’re not good enough. Put that pen to paper. Let it wander. It doesn’t have to be words at…


Songwriting Tips for Inspiration: Find Real Stories on

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 them. Every single story has been burned to a disc, and is preserved in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. There are some…


“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 to love this website. Found out about it this morning, courtesy of the ASCAP Daily Brief, a music business and tech newsletter put together by…


Inspiring Songwriting Techniques: Use Pinterest to Tell a Story

November 18, 2014

Hey Fanciers! Today’s post is a quick songwriting tool to help you get the inspiration you need to write your next song on days when you’re just not feeling it. This technique usually works really well for me when I’m in a creative slump and good ideas just aren’t coming…

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