Thursday, June 6, 2013

Creativity: Writing and Rewriting / Jon Ims

Writing and Rewriting "She's In Love With The Boy"

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Jon Ims is a superb craftsman and a wonderful teacher. His song, "She's in Love With the Boy" was the breakout hit single for a Nashville demo singer named Trisha Yearwood. It introduced her to the world and established her career. Breakout singles are the hardest to select. There's a lot of promotion money riding on them and the choice has to be a good one. The industry is littered with the broken bones of careers that, once hopeful, simply died when the first single tanked and the record company decided maybe the artist wasn't as exciting to the public as the company thought. The combination of the song and artist was inspired. More . . .

For a video introduction to the article, watch How to Write Better Songs with John Braheny

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Sheree Fitch
Writing Stories in Rhythm & Rhyme
Shel Silverstein
Scansion: For Advanced Poets
Rhythm & Meter: Advanced Study
Essential Children's Collection

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Bye for now and see you soon.

Have a great writing day.

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