Change is the only constant

Throughout my writing career I’ve been very careful to confirm something by putting it in writing, if I don’t feel it is the absolute truth. I feel the written word is such a powerful energy that I only want to write what I know to be the truth. Nowadays, when writing lyrics, this has become […]

It’s that time again!

It’s that time of the year again! For the 63rd time the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is upon us, with semi-finals tonight, 8th May, and Thursday 10th May with the big final on Saturday 12th May. This time the event is held in Portugal, following the country’s first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev, […]

The core of life

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about looking forward to writing the lyrics to Peace Anthem number three out of three that I have written together with Fredrik Holm. Well, “Free at Last” is now ready, it was a lovely process writing it, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.   I don’t know how […]

One step forward?

Yesterday I got a song I sent for evaluation returned. Today I’m going to share this evaluation with you, even though it makes me feel a bit vulnerable, due to some embarrassing mistakes. Still, I started this blog to get better in my craft and to share what happens to me with you, the readers. […]

Free at last

In my opinion, I am sitting in a very enviable place right now. I’ve been given the music for the last of the three peace anthems for choirs that I am writing together with Fredrik Holm. It is so much fun writing lyrics to music. To have the pleasure to do precisely that in front […]

Enjoy each walk

I had a conversation about dogs and puppies at work yesterday, because my colleague’s daughter had got a 6-week-old pup. I don’t know how many of you reading this are dog people, but bear with me, there is a point to my story. Three years ago, I got Columbo, a black Cockapoo puppy. I was […]

Best laid plans…

Whichever way I look at my situation as an unsigned lyric writer, I can’t get around the fact that competitions seem to be my best chance to get noticed. I try to silence the cynical little voice inside me that reminds me of the fact that most judges in many of the competitions seem to […]

Progress

The results of last year’s Great American Song Contest (GASC) came through over the weekend. GASC has a different system to, for instance, the UK version of the competition. They don’t have semi-final placements at all. There are 11 winners, one per category, and 100 finalists spread between the categories. This year there were around […]