I'd love to write a book showing other people how to write hit songs.
But how can I?
I've never had a hit song.
I've had 2 songs published that never got off the cutting room floor.
So what, I write a book "How To Write A Song That Gets Published?"
I don't think it has quite the ring as "How To Write A Hit Song."
There is a point to this.
Those of you who are thinking of writing a book on something in an area
where you've had little or no success, think about how ridiculous it is.
Unless you're going to flat out lie, you have no credibility. What are you
going to put into your book that's going to make people take you seriously?
Yeah, I know what some are going to say.
Have somebody write it for you, or interview a top songwriter.
Well, all that does is make me a reporter. Big deal. It's not sharing my love
for music and my knowledge with the world. Ultimately, it's just a way to
make money and there are plenty of other ways to do that where at least
I can share something that I'm good at and have success with.
And let me tell you, trying to get a hold of a top songwriter to interview,
when you're a nobody...not easy. I've tried. Heck, I can't even get
publishers to take me seriously.
Anyway, if you're going to write something and pass yourself off as an
authority on the subject, you damn well better be one.
At least that's my opinion.