Donna Ulisse

Singer, Songwriter, Bluegrass Poet

Donna authors her first book!

You don't have to be a songwriter to reap this book's benefits. Ulisse's suggestions can help you whether you are writing a song, a poem or a short story -- or, for that matter, a speech, a sermon or marketing copy. As the title of one early chapter says, "Creativity Keeps You Young," and Ulisse stands as living proof, showing no signs of slowing down her prolific output of new songs and recordings. Learn how to feed your imagination nurture your creativity (and revive it when it seems dormant) ... see the world through a child's eyes ... discover your own unique storytelling style ... engage listeners' imaginations ... be honest in your writing ... access your deep well of emotions ... and do research to make your stories more believable. Ulisse also explains the mechanics of songwriting, such as rhyme, "syllable sense" and meter, and how she approaches the different parts of a song; discusses the joys (and necessity) of rewriting; and describes her process of "song scrapping," or finding ideas for songs. She provides helpful tips for collaboration and shares some of her favorite tools of the trade, as well as other outlets to help you in your songwriting journey. Along the way, Ulisse offers numerous examples from her own rich catalog of songs and provides exercises that will help you hone your creative skills. Spend a little time with Donna Ulisse and you'll be enriched by the experience! The book is available at Donna's website store or on