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Why Songwriters are Some of the Bravest People

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…

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Goal Setting for Songwriters

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…

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

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…

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

What to do when Writer’s Block Hits… Hard

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…

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

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.…


Hey. Hey, you.

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…