Category: Advise from Seasoned Songwriters

Advise from seasoned songwriters in the trenches

Life well-lived Update

Have you been following my blog long enough to remember I am writing a book? The original concept was to pull from my and six Muscle Shoals seasoned cowriters experiences to support the title, A Life Well-lived Is Better Than a Song Well-written. I… Continue Reading “Life well-lived Update”

A Life Well-lived

Do you have a past history of beginning projects you do not finish? I do. Twenty-four days ago, I began the journey of writing my book A Life-well Lived. I have begun and am past the beginning. It is getting to the middle that… Continue Reading “A Life Well-lived”

Discovery and Recovery

Has your past ever blindsighted you? Memories you had buried or pushed aside appear front and center. That happened to me this week while working on my book that is not all my story but parts of my story. To determine what I want… Continue Reading “Discovery and Recovery”

INERTIA AND MOMENTUM

We have all been there. We have found the initiative and motivation to begin something. We are excited; we have energy. Then we lose that momentum. What then? I once heard Rick Hall, father of Muscle Shoals music, talk about a time when his… Continue Reading “INERTIA AND MOMENTUM”

Video Chat with Sandy Carroll

The book I am writing has a core cast of seven, six of my cowriters and me. I am in the process of Zooming short video chats with each to make my job easier. I can refer back to them when I am writing.… Continue Reading “Video Chat with Sandy Carroll”

Mark Narmore and Stephanie C Brown on life, Songwriting, and Muscle Shoals

Mark Narmore and I chatted this morning since he is one of the seven characters in the book I am writing. Mark is one of my cowriters, but I did not know some of what he shared. (I was not in a rocking chair… Continue Reading “Mark Narmore and Stephanie C Brown on life, Songwriting, and Muscle Shoals”

Seasoned Songwriters’ Advice

Covid has changed my life. If not for Zoom, my calendar would be blank. The number of songwriting sessions is about the same as pre-Covid though now they are all Zoom and shorter with no soup and moving around in the house and yard.… Continue Reading “Seasoned Songwriters’ Advice”

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