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Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries!

It was incredibly inspiring going through them.

And of course, almost impossible to narrow it down to 3 winners.

In fact, I had to extend it to 5 in the end!

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Here they are (You can view their entries at the bottom of this page:

1. Larry Cole for some simple but priceless songwriting advice

2. Mark Joseph for an excellent tip about separating the creative and critical songwriting tasks to make for a much more streamlined and effective songwriting process

3. James Love with some tips on achieving success in one of the more abstract components of songwriting - writing while you're asleep. Believe it or not, many famous songs have been written this way, so try James's tips and you'll be in for a surreal experience!

4. David Reuter for his wonderful story "An Evening At The Ryman". This story is inspiring because it reminds us amazing things can and will happen when you put forth the effort and commitment.

5. Thomas Gaffney for showing courage and persistence both in life and songwriting. Thomas also a great technique that can be used when you're feeling creatively blocked.

If you are one of the winners, please contact me at for information on how to claim your prize.

Regards,Geoff Williams

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Using an Existing Song To Create Your Own 
I find that if listening to a song I can create alternate melodies and lyrics. Then I get the lyrics down on paper and when I come back to them at …

Inspiration in the raw 
To begin this short story I must let you know that I am not a professional musician, nor have I had any extensive formal music training. I very curious …

The Most Useful Piece of Songwriting Advice I've Learned... 
Stephen Nicks taught a class that I attended and one of the most important things that I learned from him was that as a songwriter you must ALWAYS be prepared …

Cross That Line 
Advice is only helpful if you use it. It usually comes from someone who has been there, done that and has earned the right to give advice. My experience, …

The More Personal, the More Powerful Not rated yet
I was reading about songwriting and came across a book regarding songwriting. In it, they mentioned drawing from your own experience, so that is not too …

Tape It Not rated yet
Some of the best results have come from having a tape recorder handy when the creative juices flow. The best advice I have every received came from …

Separating the Creator and the Critic... Not rated yet
The very best song writing advice I've ever received was to separate the Creator and the Critic. They both have very important, useful and necessary …

Writing The Song of Your Dreams Not rated yet
There is an event which happens more often than one would think in the life of every dedicated songwriter. It happens to me at least one or two times a …

An Evening At The Ryman  Not rated yet
The day finally arrived and at 6:15 PM Curt Collins and I were sitting next to each other winding our way through the streets of downtown Nashville on …

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