Friday, January 14, 2011

What Not to Do

By Paul Zollo, as seen in American Songwriter
"I don't know how to write songs. But I know what not to do. So I just cut out everything that sucks."

- Lou Reed

The path to writing a great song is undefined. The journey is beautiful, exciting, scary and comforting at the same time.

Be suspicious of anyone who claims there are only six steps to songwriting success.

In Paul Zollo's book, Songwriters on Songwriting, I was fascinated that the actual writing process is described so vaguely by so many writers.  And he interviewed some of the most legendary songwriters of all time.

Keep writing,


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