5in5 | day 5 | 2014

(photo via the 402 Arts Collective)

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5in5 | day 1 | 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Edition of 5in5. If you didn’t sign up yet, it’s not too late. You can join very simply. Write a song today and when you’re done post here at dnlwht.com. Simple right? 

Well maybe not, which is why we host this challenge only once a year. Here are a few more details about 5in5 to help get you started:

1) you must start and finish 1 song every day for 5 days.
the goal is not to write 5 amazing songs it’s simply to start and finish a song to stretch your creativity and discipline as a writer.

2) old material cannot be used.
you can’t brush off the dust from an old song, or one that was started a while ago. it must be a brand new song. phrases & words from old journals can be used, but old songs or uncompleted songs cannot be used.

3) co-writing with a person might save your sanity.
this has really helped me write better songs these last 3 years of 5in5 and is something we highly encourage you to try at least once during the week.

4) post the song in some public forum – use #5in5songs
most people post their songs on a blog, youtube, facebook, soundcloud, etc. part of the beauty of 5in5 is forcing yourself to be vulnerable with your writing by putting it out there. plus, it feels like we’re all in this together.

5) post your link at dnlwht.com each day.
this helps us find each other’s songs and leave encouraging comments for one another.

Please use the form (below) to add your links – thanks!