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Taming Your “Inner Critic” (Three Ways to Overcome Self-Sabotage)

Shutdown again by that nagging voice inside that says you’ll never be good enough? If you’re a serious songwriter who keeps getting blocked by a critical inner voice, you’re in good company. A lot of songwriters struggle with negative internal dialog that keeps them frustrated and fruitless. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three ways to overcome that nasty voice in your head that’s constantly holding you back. #1 Realize that there is no such thing as an “inner critic.” There’s only you and Jesus in there, right? If you’re a believer, the Bible is clear

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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 »

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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