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Issue No. 015

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In This Issue...

Renewing Your Commitment
Now is the time to re-evaluate and reaffirm your goals

Recommended Reading
Inspiration from a hit songwriter

Inspired Quote of the Month
A little shot of inspiration to keep you going through those dry spells!

Your Songwriting Tips
Do you have a great tip you’d like to share?

Renewing Your Commitment

Happy New Year!!!

The New Year is a time for new beginnings. We get to make a fresh start with regard to our desires and intentions. So this is a perfect time to take a good look at your songwriting and what you want to get from it.

Do you want to become a better songwriter? Do it now! Do you want to forge a career in songwriting? Start today!

Do not wait for the perfect set of circumstances to begin. They will never arrive. Instead, start with what you have and go from there.

You don’t need to buy an expensive guitar in order to write a compelling song. Use the one you now own. You don’t need to record the perfect demo in order to pitch that well-written song. Just record it as best you can.

Do something every day to move closer to your goals. This can be making a point to write even just a couple of lines of lyrics each day to sending a song to a prospective publisher.

If you’ve already begun to embark on a songwriting career, make a commitment to step up your efforts to make industry contacts. The next contact you make just may be the one that makes all the difference.

So what are your goals? You should have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. Write them all down. Chase them and fulfill them. When you look back this time next year, you’ll see the progress you have made. So get to it!

Recommended Reading

This month's recommended reading is How to Write a Hit Song icon by Molly-Ann Leikin.

This is one of the most encouraging and entertaining books on the art and craft of songwriting I have read to date. Molly-Ann opens a window into her world and invites us to observe her songwriting rituals and habits, some of which are quite wacky.

Her writing is clever, funny, and surprisingly candid. As you read this book you will realise that even though she has attained great success as a songwriter, she is just as human and just as fragile as the rest of us. That’s quite a refreshing revelation.

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Inspired Quote Of The Month

"What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window." - Burton Rascoe (This can also be applied to the husband of a writer!)

Your Songwriting Tips

Do you have a great songwriting tip you’d like to share? Write about it here to share it with visitors to inspired-songwriting-tips.com We’d love to read all about it!

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Until next time, happy writing!

All the best,
Richie Gilbert

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