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Musical Writing Tips and Feedback

Stephen Schwartz reviews an original score

Need help with your musical? In this Writing Tips section, you'll see links to writing tips and commentary from Stephen Schwartz, tips by topic as culled from books, and musical writing consultants where you can send your drafts for evaluation and support!

Photo: Stephen Schwartz with handwritten score sheets from an original score. Photo by Terry de Giere (copyright)

Stephen Schwartz's Tips

Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) has authorized us to gather and post tips he has presented in various question/answer sessions with people who are writing a musical. Stephen Schwartz - tips for composers, lyricists, book writers

Find Musical Writing Tips in Books

Want to know more about how to write a musical? Musical writer William (Bill) Squires points out great sources for tips. tips for musical writers

David Spencer Writing Tips

David Spencer gives some free tips on his website: THE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE Excerpts - THE TEN (OPEN) SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL LIBRETTI

See also "Critiques"

See our Critiques page for feedback on your work. Critiques - Feedback on your musical; workshops

To send suggestions, comments, or questions write to carol@musicalschwartz.com

Don't miss David Spencer's helpful book on writing musicals.

 

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