Why this challenge is so awesome:It destroys writer’s block. This challenge will kickstart your inspiration and get you writing. Fast. You don’t have to come with ideas – we got the prompts! I got you covered – each day, we’ll all be writing to pre-made songwriting prompts. You don’t have to wait for a great idea to come to you. It’s lightening fast. This is a fast-paced, speed songwriting challenge. You’ll have 24 hours to write a complete song. The best way to do that is to sit down and knock it out in 30 mins – 1 hour, or write it in the gaps of your day.
Here are some reasons why you’d want to join the challenge:You’re feeling uninspired. You’re lonely. You feel like you’re writing in a vacuum and really wish you had like-minded people to share your work with. You want to get good. FAST. Your negative internal dialog has gotten out of control, and you really want to prove your inner critic wrong. You want to kick bad habits out of the writing room. You have an EP, show, tour, or other project coming up that needs a lot of songs. You like a challenge. If any of this sounds like you, come join in on the fun! Reserve your seat by signing up here.
What you’ll get during this challenge:
- 5 daily song prompts to write to
- Private Challenge-only Facebook group
- Feedback on your songs (from me & the group)
- Encouragement, tips, and tricks!
- 5 NEW SONGS!
This is the quickest way to kick your inner critic OUT of the writing room!After this challenge, you’ll have learned how to write quickly and effectively despite your mean little inner critic! Sign up here to join us in the fun!
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so every couple months I do this songwriting challenge to boost my game and get me out of my comfort zone. 5 songs in 5 days, each with a prompt you must follow. The most basic chord progression came out, so I rolled with it. Here’s the chorus from my favorite song I wrote this week, called “Midnight.” . The prompt for this day was “it all changed after midnight.” And so I couldn’t help but think of Cinderella, the riches to rags story. But what if the prince was an emotional infant who went running as soon as he saw her upbringing/issues? Here’s my dark twist on it: . . . #5in5songchallenge #songwriter #songs #originalsong #music #folkmusic #nashville #singer #singersongwriter @songfancy
How it works:When you join, you’ll get access to the private challenge Facebook group. Each day for 5 days, I’ll post a unique song prompt. Your mission for that day is to write a completed song to that prompt, then come back to the challenge Facebook group and share it! (Sharing is totally optional, but it’s a wonderful way to gain feedback, make friends, and conquer self-doubt). You can submit songs that include music and lyrics, or lyrics only. Many writers even participate with their favorite cowriters!
Got more questions on how this all works? Check out the full FAQ on this page. The 5 in 5 Song Challenge, presented by SongFancy.