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Required reading for songwriters! The best songwriting books, books on creativity, and the music industry. | SongFancy.com

The Best Songwriting Books to Level Up Your Craft

November 30, 2016

These are the best songwriting books I’ve ever read. Plus a few more. Because most likely if you’re interested in songwriting, you’re definitely a creative,…

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Laugh, cry, and get inspired with these great podcasts for songwriters | Songwriting tips on SongFancy.com

7 Inspiring Podcasts for Songwriters

November 4, 2016

The DIY Musician Podcast from CD Baby Probably my favorite podcast like, ever. It’s a shame it only comes out pretty randomly every month or so. But…

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All my favorite places to read about songwriting! | Songwriting tips on SongFancy.com

My Top 10 Favorite Songwriting and Music Industry Blogs

October 12, 2016

This list could get so big. So fast. So I’m keeping it to the greatest hits! Here are all my favorite blogs and resources that…

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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 SongFancy.com

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…

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Songwriting tips for how to write your best when you have to stay at home. Here's how to do it in your own writing room. Click through to read! | SongFancy.com

5 Ways to Be More Productive when Writing at Home

September 19, 2016

Writing at home is the beeest. Until it’s the worst. It’s like the difference between going to Starbucks to get some work done, or staying…

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Songwriting tip! Here's how to write better, more meaningful lyrics using all five of our senses. Show, don't tell! | SongFancy.com

Writing for the Senses: Songwriting Tip for Memorable, Meaningful Lyrics

September 12, 2016

Songs have a beautiful capacity to take you places. When you hear a song that you used to listen to all the time, you suddenly…

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Some lyrics just have that magical quality. Learn how to write lyrics that fit into their melodies like a can in a koozie with this songwriting tip! Click to read! | SongFancy.com

Amazing Phrasing: How to Write Lyrics and Melodies that Fit Together Like a Glove

September 7, 2016

Hello Fanciers! Let’s talk about something magical. Ever notice how some songs seem to have this completely fluid quality about their lyrics? They sound almost…

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How to write songs that spealk: Drawing people into your world with clear, open songwriting. | SongFancy.com

Writing Songs that Speak: How to Write Songs that Reach People with Your Message

August 30, 2016

At SongFancy, the goal is twofold: 1. Get you jazzed and inspired to write songs. 2. And give you tools & techniques to write songs that…

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Songwriting Tips | how to write lyrics that are conversational. Draw your listeners in to your songs by speaking directly to them.

How to Write Conversational Lyrics

August 23, 2016

There are many songwriting techniques you can use to write amazing and impactful lyrics. Here, we’re gonna take a close look at one specific way:…

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Songwriting Exercise for Uncovering Interesting, Fresh Hooks

April 20, 2016

Great hooks are soooooo hard to come by. This songwriting exercise is a fun one to try when you need some interesting hook ideas (or…

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