I am an idiot. I’d be lying if I told you otherwise. I am an idiot, and I’m cool with that.
Sure. Some great songs come in a flash of inspiration, just like that. But most don’t. They’re written, then rewritten, then rewritten, then rewritten again.
The only secret to success is to keep learning, no matter how much you know already.
Certainty is overrated. Living your best life – and writing your best songs – means seeing the world in shades of gray.
So you think tons of today’s music sucks? That’s fine. Here’s how you channel that into something positive.
Whatever you’re trying to get better at, you’ll get better much more quickly with a great coach or mentor. But what makes a great songwriting coach or mentor?
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in case you haven’t noticed: people do. Here are some great places to find great song titles that make sure your song’s front cover is as exciting as what’s inside it.
There’s never enough hours in a day. There’s never enough time to write. But you’ll never find more time to write unless you start making it a priority. Here’s how.
It’s much better to write the songs that interest you than the songs the Internet told you to. But sometimes an Internet listicle can help you find great new songs to create.
We live in a remarkable age of unparalleled opportunity. You should take advantage of that.
Life as a songwriter isn’t what most people expect it to be. Here’s five reasons why being a writer really sucks – and five why it definitely doesn’t.
In last week’s article I laid out five (well, eight) ways to write better lyrics. Here are eight more.
If you were wondering how you can write better lyrics I’ll give you the honest answer: practice more. Here’s how and why, plus a handful of specific ways to write better lyrics in your next song.
It’s more important you finish one crappy song than leave twenty songs unfinished. And the truth about how to finish a song: keep writing until the whole song exists.
Dream big. Want more. Never settle.
Being an artist is about creating something new. But the only way to create something new is to understand the old.
Sometimes, the best way to do something is just to do it.