I reckon, the best way to stimulate your songwriting process is to have some sort of goal, challenge or deadline to achieve and one of the best ways to do that is to tackle the FAWM Songwriting Challenge which is kicking off tomorrow, February 1st.
FAWM stands for February Album Writing Month and the concept of this songwriting challenge is very, very simple…
Write 14 songs in 28 days.
You can either do the challenge by yourself or, you can collaborate with the hoards of other songwriters that you can connect with through the website.
I’ll be tackling FAWM again this year.
For me, FAWM is a great opportunity to put all of my songwriting ideas, knowledge, techniques and processes into action. It’s also a fantastic exercise in chasing down inspiration through doing the work rather than waiting for inspiration to knock at your door by doing nothing.
Now, in the past (I’ve participated since 2008) I’ve found FAWM a very difficult challenge to complete but this time I reckon I have everything set up to take FAWM head on.
My home recording studio is ready, my collaborators are ready and my songwriting process is ready to tackle the extra workload needed complete the tasks at hand.
I’ll also be blogging about my progress and uploading the songs I create for FAWM so watch this space.