Get detailed feedback on your song's lyrics, learn how to revise them, and gain the confidence to step in front of an audience to promote your songs and actually start making money.
(So you DON'T have to let go of your beautiful vision.)
Are you an aspiring songwriter who is afraid that the lyrics you write aren't good enough? ...
Do you stand in your own way because you fear what you write will leave you disappointed in yourself ...
And doubt if you got what it takes to write catchy and original lyrics?
Do you struggle with a lack of self-confidence that stops you from going out there and promoting your songs?
You know, it does not have to be this way.
know exactly what to focus on when you revise your lyrics so that your words get the message across and convey emotion,
translate the message and the idea behind the lyrics so that your audience can connect with you
or even if you just want to believe in yourself to have the courage to confidently promote your song
The feedback is going to give you everything you need to revise your lyrics successfully to make them undeniably catchy and interesting.
This tool is designed to give you specific feedback on your lyrics PLUS the exact steps to increase their storytelling power so that you not only hook your audience and keep them engaged, but also to get your message across and convey emotion.
My name is Melanie Naumann and I've worked for years as an editor for writers, honing my understanding of the craft of storytelling through numerous courses, seminars, and dozens of writing guides.
My focus, however, is on taking song lyrics to a new, more meaningful, and gripping level through the power of storytelling.
I am the only Story Grid certified editor who works as a songwriting coach for songwriters.
In my podcast, I analyze songs according to storytelling principles and talk about how important storytelling is in songwriting.
Furthermore, I am the creator of the Uniqueness Factor Formula (a way to help established musicians write another bestselling album by leveraging what their fans love the most about their lyrics) as well as of the S.O.N.G. framework to evaluate the storytelling power of lyrics.
So if you're looking for someone to help you write lyrics that speak to and engage people, I look forward to hearing from you!
“With Melanie's analysis of one of my song's lyrics, I've been inspired to make a whole new project out of it. Her feedback and guidance has made me look at storytelling through music in a different light, and what I thought was a complete project before, is now what I'm considering a piece of a bigger picture.”
Elvin Stewart Trejos
“So I’ve got to give huge thanks and a shout out to Melanie Naumann and her podcast “Stories in Songs!” She’s from Germany and somehow came across my song a day challenge when I was posting to Instagram. In this episode she featured one of my songs “Last Goodbye” and analyzes it to help others write their own stories in songs. This song is one that meant a lot to me when I wrote it but also felt like I never wanted to sing again (once was enough) but hearing that someone else could relate to it and others may be able to take something from it as well makes me think maybe I will put it on an album somewhere down the road. Anyway, if you’re looking for a little insight into telling stories through your music, especially love songs, give her podcast a listen!”
Emmanuel Robert Gambriel
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Following the S.O.N.G. framework, I'll analyze the storytelling power of your lyrics to help you understand what works, what does not, and how you can improve the lyrics by using the craft of storytelling.
I'll provide you with specific advice and possibilities to improve your writing and level up your lyrics. You get a clear step-by-step plan on how you can start rewriting your lyrics so that you get your message across, convey emotion, and hook your listeners right from the start of your song. These steps will be prescriptive and actionable, allowing you to focus on rewriting rather than worrying about what to do next.
You'll not only get feedback on your lyrics, and a plan on how to improve them, but I'll also provide lyric suggestions to help you get started on revising and using the power of storytelling. Those suggestions are free and you can use them to your choosing.
On the call, we'll go through your lyric draft together, step by step, and I'll give you my feedback based on my experience of having analyzed and dissected over hundreds of song lyrics. I'll walk you step by step through my personal revision process that I use on every lyric before the song gets published. As we go through your lyric, I'll evaluate your lyric draft and tell you exactly its strength, weaknesses, and how you can improve it. And I'll give you specific suggestions and things you can do to instantly improve your lyric's storytelling power.
You increase your lyric writing skills by using the power of storytelling to start making a difference in your songwriting career.
If you write catchy, unique, and memorable lyrics you will be heard! People will start listening to your songs and make them their own because you speak to their hearts and souls.
That's how it could be:
You get detailed feedback on your song's lyrics as well as a clear step-by-step plan on how you can start revising them, PLUS personalized lyric suggestions to help you get inspired.
Pricing is based on the amount of support you need. Please read through each plan carefully and choose the option that works best for you.
You'll get the lyric analysis within 7 days.
Note: I don't know how long I'll continue to offer the bonuses. Everything may change tomorrow, as I'm often booked up as the only songwriting coach in the storytelling field. Send your request today to make sure you get the bonuses.
Get a Written Feedback summary on your lyrics to know what works, what does not, and why
"next-steps" Action Checklist so that you know HOW you can rewrite your lyrics
Non binding request
everything from the standard tier
+ line-by-line feedback with my notes as I evaluate your lyric and highlight what works, what doesn't, and what needs improving
+ lyric suggestions (free to use, IF the intention of the lyrics is clear)
+ feedback on your rewritten lyric draft so that you can make sure your lyrics are to the point of what you wanted to say
Non binding request
Everything from Standard and Pro Tier + ...
+ A One Hour, 1:1, private Video Coaching and Revision of Your Lyric Draft
+ Get the Downloadable Recording of our Entire Meeting so you will be able to review it over and over and over, for FREE.
+ Get the Word-For-Word Transcript of our entire meeting so that you can go back through and review it word for word
+ Get any Assets for free that we talked about on the call.
+ Get a 30 min Follow Up Call in 10 days where we'll look at your rewritten lyric draft and see if the thing I helped you with worked, or if you have follow up questions.
Non binding request
I guarantee that only me – the creator of the Uniqueness Factor Formula and the S.O.N.G. framework and the worldwide only certified Story Grid editor who specializes in storytelling in songwriting – will analyze your song's lyrics. You are getting a clear to follow implementation guide so you don't have to worry about all the analytical work behind the analysis. And I will always speak to you in plain English.
If I don't live up to any of these promises, I insist that you tell me and you'll get one song for free analyzed.
Apply for working together using the contact form below.
Send me the draft of the lyrics of your song.
I'll analyze your lyrics and send my detailed actionable feedback back to you.
Learn from the feedback and level up your craft.
Fill out the form and I'll get back to you with further information on working together.
If you don't see an answer to your question, you can send me an email from my contact form.
I am a Story Grid Certified Editor. That means I was personally trained by Shawn Coyne. He is an editor with over 30+ years of experience in editing manuscripts, and he has worked in the "Big 5" publishing houses. He created the Story Grid methodology that helps storytellers evaluate the structure of a story, identify the strengths and weaknesses, and give the writer the next steps to improve their story.
how stories work and what it takes to tell a story in a song that your listeners can resonate with
how to help you improve the stories told on your albums, no matter if you have a rough idea, songs drafted or released
If you want to learn more about The Story Grid methodology, visit the Story Grid website here.
I focus on the lyrics of the songs and not on the implementation of the music. So it's totally fine if you send me the lyrics in a Word-Document or in a PDF via email.
Absolutely! Let's have a call and talk about what is keeping you from getting started. Book a FREE strategy call with me and we'll talk about your current work in progress, about previous releases and how I can help!
Yes, I can! I offer every songwriter a FREE analysis of one of their songs. This will provide you with a better understanding of storytelling in songwriting so that you'll know what you're already doing well and where you can focus on improving.
You can also work with me on an album together. We can brainstorm central ideas and concepts, talk about the stories for each song and write the lyrics that will engage your listeners in what you want to express in your songs.
Yes, absolutely. You don't have to have the music ready in order to apply for the analysis of your songs. I focus only on the lyrics and not on the melody or the musical implementation. So send me the lyrics of the songs in a Word-Document or in a PDF.
When we're working together, I focus on consulting, coaching, and writing lyrics together because I believe that everyone has a story to tell. And I want to support you to be able to tell what you need to express in your songs. So I'd love to work WITH you to tell truly powerful stories in your songs.