Donna 6


2612 XT Delft Netherlands   Jun 2009  

Artist Bio

Canadian living in the Netherlands. Freelance copy editor by day, lyricist by night. day as well. πŸ˜‰

NINTH year FAWMing. I love the madness, the camaraderie, the creativity... πŸ˜€

MOST of all I love playing in this huge cybernet sandbox, where everybody shrieks and giggles and throws the sand and their songwritery toys all around and nobody gets hurt. πŸ˜€

This year again I'm writing lyrics for a co-writer in the UK. After finishing an album near the end of 2017, this year we're working on one in the blues/gospel genre. So I'm depending on FAWM to inspire something that will be decent enough to polish up later.

UPDATE Feb.1: I likely won't be posting anything for a couple of days. First time ever I won't be in the line-up at the starting gate. *sob* But something will emerge in good time. πŸ˜‰

UPDATE Feb 15: Finally on board, and on track now with six lyrics. I won't promise myself anything, but will remain open to the possibility of a couple more visits from the Muse.
Feb 28: I'm happy with my six. πŸ˜‰ Well done, everyone who hit 14 and further. πŸ˜‰
DISCLAIMER: Any lyric I post is always a rough draft. It is likely to be revised/rewritten later. Therefore, collaboration songs during FAWM should not be considered official joint works, or posted outside of the FAWM site. Unless otherwise agreed - and I AM open to post-FAWM possibilities πŸ˜€ - contributions will be individually owned. This means that each party can use his/her own specific creative contribution for other purposes once FAWM is over.
Please always ask first if you'd like to collaborate. There's a possibility a collaboration is already being arranged with someone else. I generally try to mention this in my liner notes, but - in the frenzy that is FAWM - I occasionally forget.

About CRITIQUE: No, thank you. πŸ˜‰ Everything I post is a first draft. I'm generally aware of what changes need to be made post-FAWM. Also, for constructive critique I post my lyrics to designated songwriting forums such as

Songs (6)

#1 If I Should Meet the Devil (off-site collab) 10
Feb 10
#2 (Did You) Cross Your Heart 5
Feb 10
#3 Your Despair 8
Feb 11
#4 Good Morning, My Demons 10
Feb 11
#5 Bring It to the River (off-site collab) 8
Feb 11
#6 All You Can Do 8
Feb 17


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  • @ryako  Mar 2

    Hey Donna! Sorry for the very late reply, but I know you understand. Happy end of FAWM (I'm so glad it's over....)! I will have to check out your stuff soon, but, right now, I'm trying to catch up on sleep and rest and many missed meals.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 24

    Hey Donna! Thanks so much for hosting our skirmish with a great prompt today. Good job! I appreciate your observations and comments on my tune "Lead by Love" Now on to re-writes!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 22

    THANK YOU for hosting a skirmish or two and helping us with this FAWM Mega Super Skirmish weekend!!

    Below is what you have signed up for,

    Super Skirmish #4 - Feb 23/24
    SKIRMISH #: SS2324-K
    HOST: donna
    EST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 1pm EST
    CST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 12pm CST
    PST: Saturday, February 24, 2018 10am PST
    GMT: Saturday, February 24, 2018 6pm GMT

  • @ryako  Feb 20

    Hey donna! How's it going?

  • @monty  Feb 18

    Thanks for your kind feedback on β€œGuns”. Appreciate you taking the time.

  • @igg  Feb 18

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on "While At Home You Know They Were Dancing"... This song is probably most emblematic of my attitudes...

  • @scubed  Feb 17

    Thank you very much for your kind words on "Blood On Their Hands."

  • @gazebo Feb 17

    Hi Donna

    Thanks for your kind comments on my song Five Rivers.

    Where can I listen to the album you mention in your bio?

    Thanks again for taking he time to listen


  • @kristi  Feb 15

    double post...

  • @kristi  Feb 15

    Thanks, Donna for your suggestion on my lyric See Me For Who I Am...I think cutting it down is a good idea. Appreciate it!

  • @wistah  Feb 13

    Thank you for listening Donna! I really appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  • @thetau  Feb 12

    Heads up... There's an upgraded version to the originals, that are now a duet. Check it out:
    Russ πŸ˜€

  • @soulbird Feb 12

    and thanks for your comments on sea song

  • @soulbird Feb 12

    thanks for explaining.

  • @sync  Feb 12

    Thanks for listening to my blues song! I was actually influenced by a Happy Flowers song and The Driving Stupid, a one-hit wonder from the mid sixties. Gonna have to go check out those musical songs now...

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 12

    Thanks for the kind words for β€œDance With Me Lady” it very nearly didn’t survive the trash can. Changed the chorus and I liked it enough to include it.

  • @sheilerk  Feb 11

    Thank you πŸ˜€ The skirmishes seem to be the only thing getting me on the stick to write anything so far! They're fun and I think I kind of like the adrenaline of having to just do it in that time frame πŸ˜‰

  • @tjeff  Feb 11

    Thanks for listening/commenting Donna! Hope we get the chance to do at least one collab this FAWM.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 11

    So glad you like my new songs. I am not a believer myself, but I was that night

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 11

    Thanks, please give him my best. When I joined FAWM six years ago I knew nothing about writing a song and threw out thoughts on a page - the comments you and Wyatt gave me that year in particular were very helpful and instructive. Forever grateful!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 11

    Donna, do you know where @wyatt went? I miss his presence and haven't seen him writing for awhile.

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 11

    Wow Donna! What an amazing story and experience! Thanks for sharing!

  • @crisp1  Feb 10

    Thanks, Donna, for your kind comments on Like Her. I've posted a few conventional lyrics but I'm trying to stretch myself. However, I think maybe the unconventional lyrics pose such a challenge to the musicians that they won't make it into music. Still, we must march on!

  • @asladders Feb 5

    Hi Donna! Looking forward to my first year FAWM'ing here. I would like to join a skirmish! Looks fun.

  • @electrocelte Feb 4

    I like to keep things interesting, for sure.

  • @sheilerk  Feb 1

    Hi Donna 😁 So glad to see you back!! Looking forward to lots of fun in the sandbox!

  • @hazeyjohnii Jan 31

    Hi Donna - sorry, I'm not FAWMing this month - but best wishes to you!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 31

    Hey SuperSkirmish (Feb 2/3) host! I just posted my skirmish notice so if you want to use it feel free to,

    1) copy/paste its title into your new post and change all pertinent info in the title
    2) copy/paste its body into your new post and change all pertinent info in the body

  • @petra777  Jan 30


  • @jwhanberry  Jan 26

    Hi Donna. Almost time to skirmish. Have a great FAWM.

  • @klaus  Jan 26

    Hello Donna. Ready to Fawm?

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 26

    Hi Donna
    Here we are again!

  • @aerlyn Jan 26

    Hi Donna, thanks for your compliments and insight last FAWM! Hoping 2018 is well for you πŸ˜€

  • @nuj4x Jan 25

    Greetings Donna! Thank you for your reply on my introduction post! You’re appreciated!

  • @axl  Jan 23

    Hey Donna, have a great FAWM! πŸ˜€

  • @bking  Jan 23

    Hi Donna. It seems like we only started doing this yesterday. Here's hoping for many more.

  • @shortdan  Jan 23

    Hey Donna! Thanks for the book recommendation - I've put it on my list. Hope you have a great FAWM too πŸ˜€

  • @mctown Jan 22

    Yes, Donna....that is the book...good reference. DG

  • @max  Jan 21


  • @downburst  Jan 20

    Hi Donna! Always great to know you're here.

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 19

    Always a pleasure to see you here, Donna.

    I know I say this every year, but it's always the case.

  • @toms  Jan 19

    Xavier Cougat! 😁

  • @roddy  Jan 2018

    Hi Donna - the Kampen milk churn event is I think unique to that town. It happens each year and is fuelled by dangerous chemicals for the milk churns and beer for the adventurous locals. Here's a fine video showing the festive explosions

  • @petemurphy Jan 2018

    Woo woo! Great to hear from you Donna. Wishing you all the best, and hope it's a productive FAWM for you.

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    And there’s a sticky note with your name on it. πŸ˜‰. You just wait til February...

  • @andygetch  Jan 2018

    Hi Donna!

  • @igg  Jan 2018

    Hi There Donna.....!
    Welcome back!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

    Hi, Donna! Cannot believe it's been 6 years here! Thank you so much for informing me of this crazy madness! Happy FAWM 2018!

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

    Hello Donna! I hope the words are flowing, can't wait to read them!