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100 Days of Songwriting is a motivational and inspirational community that helps songwriters get into the habit of writing daily.
Everyone comes up with their own songwriting rule, something they can commit to for 100 days in a row.
We post our work daily, as an intensive practice, in a judgement-free zone. 100 day challenges are held twice a year with additional activities offered in-between.
Participating in the 100 Days of Songwriting started out of curiosity for me, but has grown into an incredible tool for accessing creativity. Through composition and arranging I have opened up a whole new aspect of my career, and I believe coming at it through 100 Days has helped keep me feeling adventurous and lighthearted about my creations. I love the format and the non-judgmental, quasi-accountability nature of the group.
Let's face it - we songwriters are an odd breed. We're out here, doing our strange little thing - hashing out melodies, jotting down snippets of conversation, tapping out rhythms on random restaurant tables.....It's nice to spend time (even virtual time) among people who understand our weirdness and know how to weird right along with us. That's one of the benefits I found in Rigel's 100 Days of Songwriting: Feeling less alone and being part of a community of like-minded souls on this songwriting journey.
As a DIY musician who has to wear all the hats of the new music industry, it's easy to forget sometimes that the actual song is where it all starts. 100 Days Of Songwriting was a refreshing way to make sure I carved out a little time each day to song write! There was no pressure to get anything finished or perfect, but I could sleep easy knowing I had moved a little closer to writing a great song!
“I highly recommend the 100 Days of Songwriting group led by Rigel Thurston. I participated in last summer’s 100 Days, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You can set your own personal goal for the 100 Days, and I set a goal of spending 10 minutes a day on my songwriting. By the end of the 100 Days I had a notebook full of ideas and completed songs, several of which I am currently recording with my band. This group stands out over a lot of Songwriting groups I’ve participated in. Instead of getting a constant barrage of publicity, ego-posturing, and bickering in my feed, I was inspired by the diverse approaches that other members took toward their songwriting, and I felt completely safe sharing my creative process with the group. After the 100 Days were over, Rigel hosted a fun Live Meetup where we were able to give each other creative feedback on our current projects. I even met a few new friends.I am so excited to start another 100 Days! Come join us!”
“Participating in the 100 Days of Songwriting has been inspiring to me. I'm crazy busy and I have all kinds of excuses, but writing EVERY day, is the key to our craft. I didn't feel the pressure to be perfect, in fact, I rarely posted things I actually wrote. However, I watched posts, enjoyed commenting and got a good dose of guilt (in a good way) when I was slacking in my own writing ... which was most of the time. I'm releasing my first album "Gypsy With Me" that I co-wrote last year. I've done very little writing since and I'm feeling the hole that it leaves when you don't do it. I'm looking forward to the next 100 days for inspiration, camaraderie and productivity!!”
“I kept going and because of the habits of writing every day I was able to come up with 100 new sets of lyrics as a result of participating in the 100 days of songwriting challenge…I definitely encourage everybody to get involved in the challenge whether you are doing lyrics, melody, or both.”
“My participation in 100 days of Songwriting has been a wonderful experience. I've really appreciated the support and the advice I've received that helped me through the struggles that we all have... struggles with time management, struggles with finding that melody or phrase we're looking for. It's nice to have a place where I can go for some encouragement or a boost when I'm stuck. I really enjoy being a part of a community where we can support and encourage each other's creativity.”
“I did the 100 days that started about a year ago. The great thing about it is it got me songwriting again, I hadn't written anything for several years. I kept it up for about 60 days, then got sidetracked by the holidays. But the main thing was it got me back in the writing process, and seeing that I could still do it. My writing has continued off and on since then and I've finished some songs I like. So it worked for me...looking forward to the next 100 days and hoping I can stay with it to the end!”
“I really appreciate what Rigel has done in organizing efforts to make songwriting a habit. It’s helped me hone my craft and been a great forum to share my work.”
“Being a part of the 100 Days of Songwriting back in 2018 gave me that push and stimulation I very much needed to improve on the frequency and quality of my songwriting. Rubbing minds together with, and receiving invaluable advice from experienced professionals and amateurs like myself, has helped me hone my writing skills. I'm very glad to be a part of a group that feels very much like home. Thanks Rigel for that wonderful initiative!”