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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”

What’s Inside

Story Structure

Outline your show using the Hero’s Journey and the Seven Plot Points.

Music & Songwriting

Explore Rhyming Patterns, Vocal Ranges, Chord Progressions and Lyric Ideas

Developmental Steps

Plan Readings with Budget Sheets, Task Lists, Contact Lists, and Timelines.

Monthly & Weekly Calendars

Schedule Important Tasts, Milestones, and Events.

Goal Planners

Set SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Oriented

Submissions & Marketing

Know What You Need to Effectively Submit & Promote Your Musical

"I am OBSESSED with the detailed to-do lists and checklists. These are so thorough, well-organized, and informative! These lists were seriously perfect. I would absolutely use these, and I can totally see myself being more productive and efficient with this kind of guidance."

Caroline, a musical writer in Louisiana

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Holly Reed is the owner and CEO of Reed Creative Group and former CEO of MusicalWriters.com. She divides her time between evening walks at her home in the Pineywoods of East Texas and morning runs through the bustling streets of NYC. She loves the Halal Guys, the Gershwin Theater, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Macy’s Parade. Holly wrote music and lyrics for “That’s What Friends Do” (along with husband/composer Kelvin Reed) for GIRLHOOD THE MUSICAL (CPA Theatricals). Holly and Kelvin also wrote the grade school musical CAMP MCAULIFFE and the upcoming TRUE NORTH: A MAGICAL NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL. Holly is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild and holds a BFA in design and music from The University of Texas at Arlington.

“If you’re not scared, your dream’s not big enough.”