Lisa A. Leitl reports:
"Don't write to come up with the next big hit. That's a lot of pressure. Just write without thinking about some external measurement of success...Always push yourself to say what has been said thousands of times before, but in a new and fresh way...Write with other songwriters...Two people can usually come up with some pretty cool and fresh ways to say something in a song. Just be sure [that] you are both allowing freedom of expression during your sessions...Try writing in different locations for unique inspiration and fresh perspectives...Join one of the many Songwriting Challenge Groups online. It is a way to be held accountable to others for creating a song a week or a song a month. Plus you will be meeting other like[-]minded individuals...There are also some great books written on the craft of songwriting, [so] be sure to check them out. Also, there are many websites that have great information to assist songwriters in improving their craft along with educating them on the business of songwriting...Most importantly, make sure you are enjoying the process."
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