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3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Songwriting Motivation

I recently subscribed to an app called WeCroak. It’s website says, “The WeCroak app is inspired by a Bhutanese folk saying: to be a happy person, one must contemplate death five times daily.” So, as promised, five times each day I receive a reminder of my eventual demise in the form of a brief quote from poets, sages, and songwriters. It’s oddly encouraging. The app actually inspires me to wake up a little to the possibilities right in front of me today before ICroak. It makes me want to do something good with every moment I have left, like spend some

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Three Essential Elements of Great Christian Songwriting

Ever wondered what makes a Christian song great? Why do some songs break out of the pack and rush to the front of the line to win the race? Are there secrets the great songwriters use to make their songs stand out? Absolutely! The best songwriters know what it takes to

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How DO You Write a Great Christian Song?

Truth is, the “one hit wonder” exists in every musical genre. It’s always fun when a show on television showcases the groups and artists from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s who only managed to have but one lonely hit (think Vangelis and Chariots of Fire). For a few of these one

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Three Ways to Stay Inspired as a Christian Songwriter

It sounds counter-intuitive to say that Christian songwriters need ways to stay inspired. I mean, we have Jesus, the Creator of all that is, living inside us – why would we need anything more? But it’s true. Despite a bonafide relationship with Jesus, Christian songwriters are like everyone else –

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Build a Pro Songwriter’s Toolkit – Part 2

Every successful songwriter depends on a proven list of tools to keep their writing on track. These tools are a blend of philosophical, practical, and even technical principles that enable them to self-edit and make sure their songs are the best they can be long before they play them for

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Building a Pro Songwriter’s Toolkit – Part 1

Do you ever wonder how the “pros” write great songs time after time, hit after hit, year after year? Do you wish you knew the tips and tricks they use when they sit down to write and how they know when they’ve got a winner? Now you can build your

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WHY THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO WRITE THAN NOW

Do you feel like time is just slipping away? Do you ever slide between the sheets at bedtime and wonder where the day went, often with a nagging sense that you didn’t accomplish all you wish you had, or wondered if what you did all day had any lasting significance?

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Do Your Songs Sing?

Writing great hooks and lyrics are useless without a great melody to carry them. Like the hand in the glove, or the wind in the sails, a lyric needs a melody to be animated and come to life in a singable way for people to enjoy it. Maybe in another

Read More »

Three Essential Elements of Great Christian Songwriting

Ever wondered what makes a Christian song great? Why do some songs break out of the pack and rush to the front of the line to win the race? Are there secrets the great songwriters use to make their songs stand out? Absolutely! The best songwriters know what it takes to

Read More »

How DO You Write a Great Christian Song?

Truth is, the “one hit wonder” exists in every musical genre. It’s always fun when a show on television showcases the groups and artists from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s who only managed to have but one lonely hit (think Vangelis and Chariots of Fire). For a few of these one

Read More »

Three Ways to Stay Inspired as a Christian Songwriter

It sounds counter-intuitive to say that Christian songwriters need ways to stay inspired. I mean, we have Jesus, the Creator of all that is, living inside us – why would we need anything more? But it’s true. Despite a bonafide relationship with Jesus, Christian songwriters are like everyone else –

Read More »

Build a Pro Songwriter’s Toolkit – Part 2

Every successful songwriter depends on a proven list of tools to keep their writing on track. These tools are a blend of philosophical, practical, and even technical principles that enable them to self-edit and make sure their songs are the best they can be long before they play them for

Read More »

Building a Pro Songwriter’s Toolkit – Part 1

Do you ever wonder how the “pros” write great songs time after time, hit after hit, year after year? Do you wish you knew the tips and tricks they use when they sit down to write and how they know when they’ve got a winner? Now you can build your

Read More »

WHY THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO WRITE THAN NOW

Do you feel like time is just slipping away? Do you ever slide between the sheets at bedtime and wonder where the day went, often with a nagging sense that you didn’t accomplish all you wish you had, or wondered if what you did all day had any lasting significance?

Read More »

Do Your Songs Sing?

Writing great hooks and lyrics are useless without a great melody to carry them. Like the hand in the glove, or the wind in the sails, a lyric needs a melody to be animated and come to life in a singable way for people to enjoy it. Maybe in another

Read More »

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