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20 Tips to Write 20 Songs in 20 Days (Part One)

Over the course of four articles, published every Monday this month, I’m going to suggest 20 songwriting activities to help push outside the writing process that may be familiar to you.

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Writing Bridges for Your Songs Can Be Much Easier

The problem with bridges is we’re often more clear about what we don’t want them to be than what we do.

How to Write Songs with Killer Hooks

Great song hooks break boundaries surrounding genre, generational listening preferences, and longevity. Here are five characteristics to consider when writing a hook.

5 Ways to Stop Writing the Same Old Song

When songwriters write with any regularity, it’s natural to reach a point where many of our songs sound similar. Here are 5 ways out of a songwriting rut!

5-Minute Lyric Writing Tips for Creating Better Songs

Sometimes, songwriting can feel like pushing a boulder uphill. But songwriting tools help us work through difficult songs or plateaus in our writing.

Tips for Writing Big Message Songs

There are two topics they say never to bring up with your inlaws – religion and politics. Funny enough, those same topics carry some baggage for songwriters, too, though not for the same reasons.

Becoming Unique as a Songwriter

What many artists don’t realize is that originality is not planned, but the product of fervent exploration leading to happy accidents.

Two people collaborate writing a song.

How to Find a Music Collaborator

Berklee Online songwriting instructor Andrea Stolpe talks about finding a collaborator as a songwriter and what they can bring to your music.

Small Moments Write the Song

If you’ve been writing songs very long, you may have heard how important “imagery” can be in songwriting.

Man standing on top of a mountain observing the view and deep in thought about writing song lyrics.

How to Write Song Lyrics

Learn how to write song lyrics for the first time with these five steps from singer and multiplatinum songwriter Andrea Stolpe at Berklee Online.