7. It’s Okay to Need Help

I used to think that looking to others’ work was cheating, but unless you’re directly stealing lyrics or a melody, the only thing it is, is helpful! Skim through old lyrics or click through your Pandora stations. I’ve found that the best ways to find new music is to just click through covers of your favorite songs.

There are so many up and coming artists out there that could inspire you!

Songwriting should be a fun and meaningful experience, but never stressful! The important thing is to never doubt yourself, you never know what you can come up with! If you want to hear some of my originals (influenced by Joss Stone, Michelle Branch and Adele) , feel free to check out my band Pretty In Blue on YouTube... and subscribe! Who are some songwriters that influence you? What other songwriting tips can you share?

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