By Brynn Alexander
If you have dabbled in songwriting but have found yourself disappointed with your efforts, it's easy to get discouraged. Equally frustrating is when you think your songs are good, but they fail to interest others, to the point where you start to second-guess your abilities. Yes, there's a certain amount of creative inspiration involved with any musical endeavor, which some may put down to luck, but somehow "luck" always seems to favor those who are well-prepared. Here are a few tips to get you set up right, to be ready when inspiration strikes.