Birds have songs. So do humans. Don’t be afraid to sing yours. It’s only natural.
Over the past few days I’ve been immersed in the very inspiring Hawaii Songwriting Festival. The annual fest hosts songwriters of all skill and award levels from around the world. Attendees and staff come to create, collaborate, and learn everything there is to know about music and the business – away from the busy city – in the splendid seclusion of paradise. I had the pleasure of hosting a few workshops and enjoyed listening to many many amazing songwriters share their unique expressions. Here are some highlights based on frequently asked questions:
Q: Where do I start?
Anywhere. Start wherever you are. Write about what you know. Even if that means writing about feeling uncertain.
Q: What do I do when I have writer’s block?
Write about writer’s block.
Sing your truth.
Remember to breathe.
And have fun!
Pic with my brother from the same Earth Mother Derick Sebastian