Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 11

Today I continue with day 11 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 11 “WHEN” WRITING Today’s your last brush with “when.” By now I hope you’ve become pretty good friends. It’s a friendship that will last you your entire writing life---if you don’t ignore it. Set a [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 10

Today I continue with day 10 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 10 “WHEN” WRITING There’s plenty of action in “when.” One of the more helpful questions you need to ask when you write is, “When is this happening?” Try several answers: “Am I feeling this loss [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 9

Today I continue with day 9 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 9 “WHEN” WRITING Welcome to “when” writing. It will give you practice locating your characters and the objects around them at various times. “When” can be seasonal---“across the morning sky, all the birds are leaving.” [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 8

Today I continue with day 8 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 8 “WHO” WRITING   This is your last day of “who” writing. Dig in. Set a timer and respond to the prompts for exactly the time allotted. Stop IMMEDIATELY when the timer goes off. Sight      [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 7

Today I continue with day 7 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 7 “WHO” WRITING I hope your first day of “who” writing opened some new possibilities maybe motivating you to do some extra writing on your own. Here we go again Set a timer and respond [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 6

Today I continue with day 6 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 6 “WHO” WRITING It’s fair to say that object writing, as you’ve experienced it in this book so far, is “what” writing. Like “elevator,” things are your starting point, your diving board. There are other [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 5

Today I continue with day 5 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 5 “WHAT” WRITING Congratulations for staying on board so far. This is the last day of "what" writing, writing from objects of things, which has been the staple diet of object writers for years and [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 4

Today I continue with day 4 of a 14 day challenge found in  "Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 4 “WHAT” WRITING Three days down. You’re almost becoming a veteran. As you’re discovering, there are no rules here. You can stay focused on an event or experience, or you can float from place to [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 3

Today I continue with day 3 of a 14 day challenge found in"Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 3 “WHAT” WRITING By now you should be more aware of the poser of multiple senses to make an experience more real and engaging. Polling your various senses as you write is a pretty effective way [...]

Songwriting Without Boundaries: 14 Day Challenge Day 2

  Today I continue with day 2 of a 14 day challenge found in"Songwriting Without Boundaries" by Pat Pattison Day 2 “WHAT” WRITING Okay, one day down. You’ve had the experience of timed, sense-bound writing. The more you do it, and the more consistently you do it, the better you’ll get. It just takes practice, [...]