Category Archives: songwriting

Writing Competitions and you… success? near miss? the judge? Let me know!

Hello everyone.

I’d like to know (there is a reason*, not just because I’m nosy) whether you have entered any writing competitions (of any type), and have been successful, a runner-up perhaps, or been unsuccessful but have learned from the experience, have advice for other entrants, or maybe you’re a competition judge and have some tips on entering (and funny stories to tell!).

* I will be Writer’s Forum Competitive Edge columnist from the September 2017 issue.

Please complete the form below and I’ll be in touch.


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Deconstruction of a pop song: One Direction’s Story of My Life

Story of My LifeLike X-Factor runners up One Direction or not… up to now, I’m somewhere in the middle (but I’ve been hooked on this song ever since I heard it), you might find this interesting…¬†has a wonderful deconstruction of the song ‘Story of My Life’ by One Direction and includes the embedded Vevo video – worth a watch for the down-to-earth, and dare I say touching, special effects.

So for anyone who writes songs, other formats, or if you’re just a fan of words, do take a look and let me know what you think.

PS. Harry’s my favourite. ūüôā And is it me, or does One Direction’s¬†Niall Horan look like Westlife’s¬†Kian Egan?


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Posted by on November 27, 2013 in songwriting, writing


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