Tom Slatter over at Songwright is putting together a free ebook called 10 Tips for Songwriters. A variety of indie songwriters will contribute 10 tips each.
He's at the soliciting-for-contributions stage, and I've volunteered.
I had a momentary flash of doubt after signing up. Though I've learned a lot about the creative process and love to talk about it, I didn't know if my experiences will help people who don't think the same way I do.
For instance, I write very slowly, and I edit and rewrite as I go. By the time I have a full set of lyrics, they're generally the final version. As a result, I can't advise you on how to edit a sketchy first draft that you dashed off on your way to the grocery store. That's just not the way I work.
But the more I think about it, the more I realize it doesn't matter. Other contributors can help the people I can't, and vice versa.
I'm going to have as much fun reading the other songwriters' tips as I will compiling my own.