I hope you’ll enjoy this post I wrote for Writing Wranglers and Warriors today. It’s about songwriting and what it means to me.
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction
If you listen to as many songs as I do you’ve probably listened to the stories they tell. The trick is to tell a story in 3 1/2 minutes or less, although established artists can get away with much longer songs. Some songs don’t tell a story but contain a line that gives a message. For instance “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” makes you light up when you hear it but doesn’t tell a story like a book.
I’ve written and copywritten at least five hundred or more songs. Some I didn’t like but figured I could come back later and work on, and some I’m proud of. Today I’m sharing with you a song I wrote in Mexico. I made several trips to Tucson by bus or car so am familiar with the city. When the words came to mind I set this story song…
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