How to Write Songs in 5 Steps or Less

How to Write Songs in 5 Steps or Less

Last year I took the February Album Writing Month (FAWM) challenge to write songs with a couple of friends. Within a few desparate weeks, we had recorded our first EP as 5% Savvy. We made a lot of good memories – evenings packing a wobbly electric drum set into...
NaNoWriMo: Kill Your Darlings

NaNoWriMo: Kill Your Darlings

If you’ve been a writer for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the adage “kill your darlings.” It means you should never get so attached to things in your story that you aren’t willing to cut them out. But how much of a difference does that really make? Here we...
NaNoWriMo: Show, Don’t Tell

NaNoWriMo: Show, Don’t Tell

“Show, don’t tell” are possibly the most troublesome three words writers have to deal with.  And yet, if done well, those three words will make our NaNoWriMo stories resonate with our readers like nothing else can. We’re halfway through NaNoWriMo with Seth and...