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#451175 - 01/14/18 06:05 PM [Songwriting] Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month
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Huge global community of songwriters take on the challenge of writing 14 songs in February. Several PGers join in the fun each year. Get out of your rut. Write your first song perhaps. Either way, join the insanity. It seriously charges the creative juices. www.fawm.org

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#451198 - 01/14/18 09:34 PM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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I did it last year, it was fun. Not to say my best writing, but I did Git It Done!!

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#455054 - 02/01/18 05:55 AM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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I've signed up. Already behind schedule. Song 1 due tomorrow. I was supposed to write the lyrics tonight. One verse done and a couple of nice progressions sorted..... I have to say it's not immediately obvious where to put your creations on the Fawn site. Not as clearly set up as PGMusic's forum.


Edited by lambada (02/01/18 05:56 AM)
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#455066 - 02/01/18 06:20 AM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: lambada]
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Originally Posted By: lambada
I've signed up. Already behind schedule. Song 1 due tomorrow. I was supposed to write the lyrics tonight. One verse done and a couple of nice progressions sorted..... I have to say it's not immediately obvious where to put your creations on the Fawn site. Not as clearly set up as PGMusic's forum.

Don't worry. You have plenty of time to catch up, and even if you don't get all 14 songs done its no big deal. The way I see it any songs written is a bonus.

As for posting songs to the site, it looks like this was posted before the site officially opened for song submissins. You should be able to easily add them now.
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#455083 - 02/01/18 07:23 AM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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This is awesome - thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to hear some of the results of this contest smile I'll have to keep an eye on it.
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#455197 - 02/01/18 06:09 PM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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The insanity has begun once again. I did this the first time in 2007 and look forward to it each year

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#455198 - 02/01/18 06:09 PM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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And Derek, it’s a personal challenge, not a contest.

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#455206 - 02/01/18 08:16 PM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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Rockstar, whats your screen name on FAWM. I'll watch list you so I can see what your doing.
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#455373 - 02/02/18 09:51 PM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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Nothing posted yet. I'm hoping to get two in the can this weekend.


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#455476 - 02/03/18 02:00 PM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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BTW what is everyone's FAWM handle so we can watchlist each other?

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#455574 - 02/04/18 08:30 AM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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#455690 - 02/04/18 10:14 PM [Songwriting] Re: Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month [Re: rockstar_not]
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