getting started

So you want to write a musical?

Yay, you!
Here are a few tips and resources to get you going.

✨ Our Favorite Resources ✨

30 Day Brainstorm Workbook
Developing an I Want Song
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MW Formatting Guide for Musical Scripts
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The art and craft of lyric writing with Amanda Yesnowitz
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Creating Your Musical's DNA with Nicholas Connors
Learn Final Draft
Writing for the Outcast with Bonnie Gleicher
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the ultimate

Musical Writer’s Planner

Introducing the Ultimate Musical Writers’ Planner— a central location to brainstorm, develop, plan and calendar all of the exciting things that go into creating a new musical!

You’ll find guides on outlining story structure and character development, charts for determining vocal ranges and rhyme patterns, checklists for readings and marketing, goal planning sheets, a 12-month planning calendar, and much, much more. It’s the ULTIMATE planner and workbook to take you from concept to stage.

The ‘Ultimate Musical Writer’s Planner’ is an ingenious, powerful tool that musical theatre writers at every level will find indispensable as an inspirational guide toward bringing their grandest theatrical dreams to life.”

~ Steve Cuden, Co-Creator of “Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical” and Author of “Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations”

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Finding Collaborators Worksheets

Define what you’re looking for in a collaborator and discover what’s important in creating strong collaborative relationships.