Listening Party!

Let’s have a listening party this week! And before you run off thinking this will not be fun, or sounds like more work than you want to do, I promise that it will be beneficial AND worth your time!

The truth is we all make plenty of mistakes, like my triple jump failure that I posted on Facebook last night

… and which my Mom so beautifully captured. We know that it does not take much for us to feel like we failed at something or to get a week or two out from an event like 5in5 before that negative talk starts up inside our brains.

But we can change this by not believing these lies rolling around upstairs, AND by getting outside of ourselves to help others who might be facing these same feelings. So I propose that we join forces and throw a listening party!

Here is how simple it is for both songwriters & casual listeners… Continue reading Listening Party!

Stop Songwriting!

I am exhausted. Last week was a beautiful, tough, exhilarating, difficult, eye-opening, and exhausting experience.  Each 5in5 brings new creative ideas and helps highlight thoughts I do not always realize I have rumbling around inside my soul, but it is always a long week.

Next Tuesday, I’m excited to share what happened in my week and to hear what happened in your week too, plus I have some exciting follow-ups that I want to provide to you.

BUT… Continue reading Stop Songwriting!

5in5 | day 1 | 2015

Good morning, and welcome to 5in5 week! All songwriters are invited to join in the fun this week.

Your goal is to write 1 new song today before 12am, post an audio/video recording of your song online and then visit my site here – – to provide us a daily link of where we can check it out.

Also, I’m SUPER EXCITED to announce the release of the 5in5 Songwriting Guide which is available for you to pick up today!

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You can find it here – – and I cannot wait for you to check it out because it is going to be an invaluable resource to you during the 5in5 week. Plus, many of you will find yourselves using the creative exercises and prompts well beyond this week as you continue your writing.

Lastly, thanks to everyone who dropped into the Google Hangout last week on Memorial Day! If you missed the chat it’s not too late. It is recorded and is still available to view HERE.

Have a great week and if you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments section below!