Sunday, June 30, 2013

Steal Like an Artist

"There is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:9

"What is originality? Undetected plagiarism." - William Ralph Inge

As songwriters, especially in the Christian/Gospel domain, it seems increasingly hard to come up with something new. Biblically, we have a finite amount to work with (although I would say there is still alot to say). But it's easy to feel like you've heard chords, melodies, and especially the cliched topics, lyrics, and images we Christians have written about for hundreds of years.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Do Something Different!

Isn't it time to get out of the box?
Tired of writing the same song over and over? I know I am.

There's only one thing to do: Radically write something different. Use another instrument or program or process, but write something completely unlike you.

Right now I am working on a song that sounds like the 1920s, a full album of Latin songs, and some classical things. You HAVE to push yourself creatively into other areas or you will stagnate where you are.

Today, or this week, join me in my little movement for change. Even if they are little things, do them differently. Buy a new shirt. Eat at a new place. But above all, find a way to make new music.

Then tell us about it below. Maybe you've started this movement without me. Great! Share what you did below or at our Facebook page "Christian Songwriter's Challenge". There will be a new challenge there too!

I'll be there with you in spirit and in action.

So what will YOU write different?

Eric Copeland is working hard to walk backwards, wear new clothes and write something different. If you need more inspiration and ideas, find out more at

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Eric Copeland is an author, producer, keyboardist, songwriter, and president of Creative Soul Companies. What is Creative Soul? Our main goals are to inform, encourage, and assist Christian creative folks in ministry, no matter where they are in their journey. Thanks for reading! Find out more about us at