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Songwriting Prompt


25 per package - Virtual OK - Posted Jan 25, 2018

You're a songwriter who's looking to unblock some creative juices. You've tried just about everything on your own, and now you're hoping for some help. Without an eye to "creating material" for recording or performance, without judgement about writing *good* or *bad* songs, these prompts are designed to help you "write out the junk to let the gems through"; they're designed to help nudge you to think differently; and, they will help you to look at the world around you as a series of prompts, just waiting to nudge a new song out of you!

- I will send you a prompt and give you a deadline.
- I will nudge and encourage you (if you wish) during the period of writing.
- At deadline: You will provide me with a audio clip (or even better! --> a video clip) of the song, as well as the written lyrics.
- I will welcome your song, give it a quick *positive* critique. (And by this I mean, point out its virtues only, as this is NOT designed to be a hot-seat writing session or focused on your writing skills. It's ONLY meant to get you writing.)
- At the end, I will invite you to join in on some of the public songwriting challenges that I run. Your choice. :)

That's it!

Training & Qualifications

For the past eight years, I have been running songwriting challenges through social media, through consulting services, and with my many management clients. These challenges offer a chance to flex those creative muscles through songwriting. Despite the goals of these challenges (not intended to create recording material or performable content - just intended to prompt writing), many songs have started out in these challenges and gone on to be recorded on albums. Artists have long extolled the benefits of being challenged into creativity. This is what I bring to the table.

Availability & Preferences


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About nicole colbeck

Mom of three wonderful "children" (all grown and theoretically moved out), Grandmaman to a vibrant little creature who's running us off our feet (yay! ), I am also a person who keeps being amazed at h...ow much there is to learn yet. By day, I am a creative coach and music manager, and by night - a house concert and silent book club host, a crocheter, a lover of books, music and coffee. From our home in the urban west end of the city to our off-grid, solar-powered cottage, we live a life that is never static... never boring. It means a lot to me to have the opportunity to shift my thinking when it comes to economy, gifting, sharing and exchanging. Please... reach out to me. From my work website: "Nicole Colbeck has honed her skills through the various events and management opportunities on her path since 1996. From promotion to production, from planning to management, all aspects of events and career management have been part of the experience that goes into what little acorn music management is today. little acorn creative coaching began its journey in November of 2010. With a focus on artist management partnerships, Nicole also consults with artists on an occasional basis. Whether working with artists on individual projects or strategizing with them through long term career plans, Nicole's insights are both fresh and seasoned, offering a perfect blend of irreverence and respect for what's gone before." Since 2020, creative coaching and big picture visioning with musicians and other creative entrepreneurs has been my bliss. In addition to all this, my family and I have hosted dozens of house concerts in our living room. These have allowed us to open our doors to international touring artists, supporting live music and the creators who make it happen; and it has permitted us to bring that music to people through an intimate, magical more

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