Update: Replay available here - https://www.facebook.com/amandaroseriley/videos/vb.1510753195871473/2668157130101682/
In order to make it work with my schedule I'm actually kicking off online FAWMstock at 4 pm EDT.
It's a simple idea, I will be writing a song in one hour and discussing my methods while I do it. Many people here are great at rapid-fire songwriting, but might still get some useful tips. And if you find that sort of thing difficult, then you might find it more useful. I would never claim that everything I write quickly is great (most of it is probably not), but I like to think I have ways of ensuring it is not terrible. I've never done it live on video before, so it's an experiment and we'll see how it goes! Any of your own tips you might have for quick, decent quality songs, feel free to post them here.
Also, you are welcome to do this as a skirmish and check out my live write later or not at all. I will post the topic just before I go live.
Note: It's going to be more of a "fly on the wall" experience than interactive. I will be explaining everything as I'm doing it and monitoring comments somewhat, so you can ask questions or make small suggestions, but it's really going to be a solo writing experience that I'm just offering up as a documentation of my methods that you can learn from if you find it helpful. To make it collaborative would be way too distracting and complicated for me!
LOCATION: live at https://www.facebook.com/amandaroseriley
DATE/TIME: Friday, August 18, 4 pm EDT / 1 pm PDT / 9 pm BST etc.
SONG TOPIC: Rain