I write mostly what I know. Not only things that I personally have done, but things that are within my realm of experience. They might be things I have seen someone do, things I have read about, or things that I personally have experienced, but I have some frame of reference for the topic, it’s not just fiction.
I don’t chase anything. I let my writing be influenced by what is working, but I don’t change who I am and what I write to fit radio. I do things that increase my chances, but I don’t try to imitate anyone or anything else out there.
I work at improving my skills ALL the time. I’m never satisfied with what I wrote yesterday. I want to write better. I challenge myself to keep growing all the time.
I do a lot of self-reflection. The better I know myself, and the more real I am with myself, the better my chances of touching other people with my writing. “Real” writing comes from “real” people – not people pretending to be someone they are not.
Hope those ideas help. You can stay true to yourself AND have commercial success if you work at blending the trends in with a good dose of authentic YOU.
Hangi Tavakoli is our in-house established and professional music producer with more than 14 years of experience in music production, mix and mastering, recording engineering, live sound designing/engineering, lyrics writing and music arrangement. He has produced more than 800 and written more than 2000 published songs to-date, including some major hits in international scale.Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.