Category Archives: Writing Songs With

Writing Songs With – Charles Dickens: What Would Dickens Say?

With downloading we listen to everything in bits. Could you imagine what Charles Dickens would say if you said, ‘Could I just have one chapter?’ You’re creating a short story culture. What happened to narrative? Tori Amos: Mojo Magazine May … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs And The Rewind Button

I got the biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs for Christmas. I was hoping for some insight on how to be a creative thinker but it’s actually a pretty depressing read and there is little in the way that Jobs … Continue reading

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Writing Songs With – Ernest Hemingway

Here’s a tip I adapted from Brian Clark of Copyblogger in Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips For Writing Well Don’t Be Negative! Since Hemingway wasn’t the cheeriest guy in the world, what does he mean by be positive? Basically, you should … Continue reading

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Writing Songs With – Noel Fielding And The Goons

  Watching Noel Fielding‘s new show Luxury Comedy I was blown away by his level of inventiveness, It seemed like every millimetre of the show was packed with originality – sets, dialogue, costumes, characterisation, plot (or lack of) and crazy … Continue reading

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Writing Songs With – Stephen King

All A Songwriter Needs Is A Door Here’s one of many things I’ve gleaned from horror writer Stephen King’s excellent book On Writing and transposed from books to songs. “The space [where you write] can be humble…it really only needs one … Continue reading

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Writing Songs With – Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg

Welcome to an occasional series of posts gleaning songwriting tips from unusual sources. Can a worship songwriter learn anything from horror writer Stephen King? What can a prog-rock band learn from The Goon Show? Find out in the next few weeks, and … Continue reading

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