100 Days of Songwriting

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

Step 1. Join our community ($5.00 per month), and gain access to group.

Step 2. Receive weekly emails with bits of encouragement and ideas to make your 100 days a success.

Step 3. Schedule Free ZOOM orientation call with Rigel

Step 4. Start posting your work and watch your songwriting transform before your very eyes.

Step 5. Stay connected with like-mined people during the off season. We do two 100 day challenges a year. One in early spring and one in late summer.


Every day for 100 days do some act of songwriting and share your work on our private Facebook Group. Lyrics, instrumental, and beats are all welcome. Some people post photos and video of their daily work. Others post a link from sites like Soundcloud or Youtube. You can also just check in and say what you did. It’s completely up to you.

You must post recent work (today’s work or maybe yesterday’s).

In order to ensure that this is a safe place for everyone to explore their craft we all agree to some basic ground rules for participation. Please read through them all. Then decide if this group is a good fit for you.

Ground rules for participation

  1. Absolutely no critiquing during the 100 days. There will be a chance for constructive feedback after the 100 days is over. You are welcome to share words of encouragement like, “I can feel the emotion in this one,” or “Nice metaphor!” NOT: “You should turn the bass up,” or “what are you trying to say?”
  2. When commenting on someone else’s share speak from your own experience. We are all equals here. Advice giving is not welcome.
  3. Please be respectful of all people.

Creating Your Own Rule

I encourage you to make a rule for yourself. It is not required, but I have found that putting some limits on this whole thing makes it less daunting.

For example, my first 100 day rule was to either record 4 bars of instrumental music, or one lyric line. But I found myself spending hours toiling over a 4 bar section. I have a 3 year old. That wasn't sustainable. So I gave myself a time limit of 20 minutes, and the things that I count as "songwriting" is a lot more varied.

For you it could be totally different. Be easy on yourself and change your rule if it’s not working.

I want this to be as fun and nurturing of an experience as possible. Use your best judgement with all of this and don’t hesitate to reach out for clarification or moderation help.

See you out there!

-Rigel Thurston

Songwriter and Facilitator

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