• Songwriters: For Those Days Of Doubt…

      Songwriters... When you have those days of doubt and wonder why you are chasing your dream....   I wasn't exactly young that day I realized I wanted to be a full-time songwriter. I was mid 30's. I had no connections in the...

  • Songwriters: Exercise The Writing Muscle

      “Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry.Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” ~Jane Yolen I have to agree 1,000 percent with this quote. I have often...

  • 5 Songwriting Lessons From Master Yoda

        1.Believe: As creative people, we tend to be self-doubters. It's what drives us to look inward, to constantly question life around us, and, if channeled properly, will drive us to write great songs. It's perfectly natural to struggle with believing in ourselves and our art, but ultimately, we must...

  • Your Song Circle

      When I was 19 and moved to New York to pursue my dream of being a songwriter, I was fortunate enough to meet someone who invited me into a song circle. I had no clue what a song circle was or what it would one day mean to me, but...

  • Warning: Wake Up Your Dreams Before It’s Too Late!

          When I was 19 years old, I decided to leave my small Alabama hometown and strike out on a journey to the Big Apple: New York City. It took a combination of naivety and hard-headedness, I suppose. After all, I didn’t know anyone in New York City, and I...

  • 9 Things Skilled Songwriters Do Differently

      Throughout my 20 years as a professional songwriter, I’ve noticed there isn't always a large difference in talent level among creative people. Why, then do some songwriters seem to have an over abundance of fans buying their music while others struggle to sell the first song? The answer is there is not a...