Hi. I’m Melanie.
With a catchy melody, a song can become an evergreen, even without a clear story. But if you want the message of your song to be unforgettable, you need to tell a story. A song that tells an emotional story can transcend time.
Songs are short but there is plenty of time to capture a moment that changed the main character for better or worse. And those moments create long-lasting, chart-topping songs.
I am a Story Grid Certified Editor.
The Story Grid is a methodology developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It’s a diagnostic that tells the editor or writer what is working in the story, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what’s not.
As an editor and story consultant, I wondered how the Story Grid can be applied to songwriting.
My question was: Does the craft of telling a story that works matter in songwriting? Does it influence the sales of an album or how successful a single will be?
On this website, I share with you everything I'm finding out about storytelling in songwriting.
If you want to work with me and create a concept album together or write a song that’s telling a captivating story, write me an email: write[at]storiesinsongs.com