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Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter, you're an experienced songwriter or just looking for a new perspective on the beautiful craft of songwriting, Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics offers fresh insights to help you write your very best lyrics.

Does any of the following sound familiar?

  • You worry that the lyrics you write just don't deliver their full potential but can't figure out why, even though technically they tick all the right boxes.
  • You have great ideas but your finished lyrics somehow fall short of the emotional impact you wanted and, as a result, your songs get passed over.
  • You have a busy schedule with limited time to write and have wasted too many hours chasing un-writable lyric ideas.
  • You wonder how some professional songwriters always seem to get a particular dynamic in their lyrics, consistently writing songs better than 90% of what you hear on the radio.
  • You are perhaps nervous about going into a pro co-writing session because you fear your ideas aren't worth bringing into the writing room.
  • You know you have so many great titles waiting to be written but haven't found a way of systematically developing them into well-crafted lyrics.
  • After writing an amazing hooky Chorus and a great supporting first Verse, you hit the dreaded wall that is "second verse curse".

In Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics, I deliver simple, logical, well-defined solutions to these issues and more: I give you seven well-developed professional templates for you to bring your lyrics to life. I also provide you with a tried and tested process for writing lyrics using Song Maps. And I'll reveal the songwriter's secret weapon.

©2016 Simon Hawkins (P)2017 Simon Hawkins

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  • Jonathan N. Reid
  • 02-27-18

overly Christian

Mind maps are templates for lyric-driven songs. Unfortunately, most of the songs that are used as examples for each of the templates are not rock, pop or blues songs as might be expected but are in fact worship, gospel or contemporary Christian music.