A Songwriter’s Journey

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a songwriter?  Maybe you have and idea that you think would be a hit but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you are an accomplished composer or songwriter interested in learning how other songwriters work.  Perhaps you just love the creative process.  Whatever your interest, I am glad you found your way here.

I have a degree in music composition, but spent most of my career in high-tech.  I decided to refocus on writing recently, with the primary goals of honing my skills, having fun and hey, maybe writing a hit song!  This blog will discuss what I did and why; what worked and what didn’t, and what lessons I learned along the way.  My hope is that it may help other aspiring songwriters in some way.

Well written music can make us feel joy, inflame our passions, help us see truths and give us a voice where we think we have none.  But writing isn’t easy – it requires having something to say, the ability to connect to other people, and the craft to bring your work to life.  It is also a business, and a hard one to break into.  We will cover all of those topics and more.

Finally, before we dive in – as you read please post comments about what you have read or how your experience differs from mine.  Sharing is caring!

Post #1 – What will I write about

Post #2 – Writing Lyrics, my process from 10,000 feet

Post #3 – Writing ‘Whiskey Road’ pt. 1

Post #4 – Writing ‘Whiskey Road’ pt. 2

Post #5 – Writing ‘Whiskey Road’ pt .3

Click here to listen to some of my recent songs.

One thought on “A Songwriter’s Journey

  1. Russell,
    I enjoyed reading your blog and listening to your wonderful music today. I’m so proud of you and your accomplishments.

    I look forward to your future posts.

    Aunt Julie

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