Donna 16

Artist Bio

Canadian living in the Netherlands. Freelance copyeditor.


TWELFTH year FAWMing. I love the madness, the camaraderie, the creativity... ๐Ÿ˜€

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

Like last year, no fixed intentions this time around either. The end of 2019 and the duration of 2020 were particularly difficult after the loss of a daughter and a sister, but light has been filtering back in.

I hope to get at least a handful of lyrics written, a couple of which will be earmarked for one or two of my regular collaborators. And I look forward to reading/hearing what everyone else is doing. And roll on the skirmishes! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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 ๐Ÿ˜€ - 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 ask first if you'd like to collaborate. It's possible a collaboration is already underway with someone.

About CRITIQUE: No, thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ For constructive critique, I post my lyrics to a designated songwriting forum.

Songs (16)

#1 Carpet of Needs 17
4 weeks
#2 Britannia 10
4 weeks
#3 Carpet of Needs @theresaj  28
4 weeks
#4 Close to the Candles 8
4 weeks
#5 Sergey, What Happened (see link to demo) 2
3 weeks
#6 Britannia @kadmad202  9
3 weeks
#7 Close to the Candles @oswlek 13
3 weeks
#8 Paint on My Pyjamas 9
3 weeks
#9 Mythology of Miracles 5
3 weeks
#10 If By Chance 9
2 weeks
#11 Vista 6
1 week
#12 Hiraeth 4
1 week
#13 Indian Summer 10
1 week
#14 Stop Right There 5
1 week
#15 Vista @oswlek 9
1 week
#16 Hiraeth @hazeyjane 5
1 week


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  • @tamsnumber4  1 day

    Thanks for listening to my collab songs with mikeb "I Want to Go Back" and with crisp1, "Where I want you / By My Side", really appreciate it!!

  • @kathym  2 days

    I'm catching up with long overdue thank you notes. I so much appreciate your comments on Come Play With Me. So very much good came out of that terrible tragedy. Thank you for offering a piece of your compassionate heart for those people and my song. Be well, stay safe, Donna. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nadine 1 week

    Hey Donna, thanks for your comment on "Nuff Said". I like that bass line too. The piano will hopefully be replaced by a singer. Let's see what my bands says and/or whether this will be a full FAWM song. I'm looking forward to finish it!

  • @kathym  1 week

    Thanks for the heads up on the correct skirmish number. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jamkar  1 week

    Thank you your kind comments on my dusted off St James. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @feb21sundari 1 week

    Your kind comment to Grand coeur are empowering, thank you.

  • @mikeb 1 week

    Thanks for the comment on my latest (rather short) rock opera song!

  • @epi 1 week

    @donna I havenโ€™t figured out yet if tagging someone under one of my lyrics notifies the person Iโ€™m responding. Yes, I decided to give it a try. I found out about it from your post on the Muse๐Ÿ˜Š so thank you for that. Iโ€™ve really enjoyed it, but I got beyond in my journey to 14 after the first week or two. Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™ll be able to finish four in the next day and a half, but Iโ€™ll try my best. ๐Ÿ˜Š Oh, and thanks for your kind words on two of my lyrics.

  • @beat  1 week

    Ja, they always, still attract me too since me childhood in the Swiss mountain valleys... Snow Angels and skiing downhill in neck breaking speed. Both are great highlights in a happy memory. Cheers from Vienna, Donna.

  • @monty 1 week

    Congratulations on another successful FAWM and thanks for the feedback on Conspiracy Playground.

  • @musicsongwriter  1 week

    Thank you Donna ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter  1 week

    You are very welcome Donna. It's just the link was from Soundcloud so I assumed he wasn't on FAWM. Could you share his link with me please? I'd like to hear more ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @emkaydeebee  1 week

    Thank you for your lovely comment on Contemplation, so appreciate it.

  • @grenzgaengerin 1 week

    Thank you very much for your kind comment <3

  • @jeff9  1 week

    Thank you, Donna, for your compliments on โ€œCamp Meetingโ€. Iโ€™m quite touched.

  • @musicsongwriter  1 week

    Thank you so much Donna for your kind comment on Mircacles Happen. I have to say I created it with the hope of them happening although it's rare when they do... How wonderful it would be if the music could lead to miracles happening and after listening to the music about miracles there would be... miracles. Well, we live in hope...

  • @redlady8029  1 week

    Thanks for the kind comments on Frighten Little Girl. The second day of February I figured out how to leave a comment on their boards. Thanks for the head up.

  • @mikeb 1 week

    Thanks for the comment on 'I Want to Go Back'!

  • @jessicagraae  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on my song One Stop Shopping!

  • @gb9  2 weeks

    Thanks for the appreciation and kind comments on 'Unrequited' ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @rbmarty000  2 weeks

    Thanks for your wonderful comments on Sidewalk night..

  • @gnashattack  2 weeks

    Thanks for the love on "Birthday!"

  • @rbmarty000  2 weeks

    If you want I can collab on Paint on My PJ's Here is the link to the chords an melody track for verse and chorus..
    If you like it an want me to continue I will.. cheers

  • @redlady8029  2 weeks

    Hi Donna Good to see you back this year.

  • @scottl 2 weeks

    Thanks for letting me know about the comments and soundboard. I thought if I tagged people they would see it.

    Thanks again for your advice on my lyrics ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cindyrella  3 weeks

    Thanks Donna. I was going to wait but decided to show it to him and he does love it.

  • @scubed  3 weeks

    Thank you so much for your generous comment on โ€œMary Pattenโ€! I really appreciate it.

  • @emkaydeebee  3 weeks

    Hi Donna, thanks so much for commenting on The Sirenโ€™s Song, so glad you liked it!

  • @berni1954  3 weeks

    Glad you liked my Shanty.

  • @oswlek 4 weeks

    Sorry, Donna! Oswlek, checking in! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @mikeb 4 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on my collab song with Geoff!

  • @sherrycanary  4 weeks

    Hi Donna
    I am a little late to the party, but here.
    So sad to hear of your tragic losses...and then Covid on top of that.
    So glad you are here and hope FAWM brings some healing

  • @ajna1960  4 weeks

    A 'Sangerine' is.... total fiction !

  • @jeff9  4 weeks

    Thank you for the listen and the kind words about "Never Enough", Donna. Enjoying the FAWM challenge and the community so I'm really glad I listened to your recommendation for it. Makes you a Fawmbassador, right?

  • @bunter  4 weeks

    Hello Donna. I'm off the starting line and should be posting a song or two soon. 14 songs? In for a penny in for a pound. I will be checking out your songs of course.

  • @theresaj  4 weeks

    Donna, I emailed you back but got a message saying your inbox was full. I would be honored to put music to Carpet of Needs. Thank you for thinking of me.

  • @scubed  4 weeks

    So sorry to read of your terrible losses. I hope FAWM will bring you comfort and healing.

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    I would love that! I have been somewhat lost creatively the last couple years, so I'm trying to get back to basics.

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    Oh Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. That's so hard. Hopefully we can lighten things a little for you this month.

  • @petemurphy  4 weeks

    Lovely Donna!
    I'm really sorry to read about the loss you've suffered. I hope that this year's FAWM is a positive experience for you.

    I heard your name mentioned the other day (I listened to Nadia's interview on the G Slade podcast).

    Wishing you all the best.

  • @geoff61 5 weeks

    I am givin it a go this year Donna ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sunfire 5 weeks

    Hi, Donna! Thanks for the welcome! Good to see you here too. Happy FAWM!

  • @theresaj  5 weeks

    If anything works for me this year for FAWM it will be collabs. Iโ€™m definitely hoping we can work together again! So nice to see you here again.

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    Hi Donna, Iโ€™m happy to see you here again! May your muses tempt you in fascinating directions. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @crisp1  5 weeks

    Wishing you a wonderful FAWM, Donna!

  • @onewholovesrock 5 weeks

    Hey Donna! Good luck to one of my favorite lyricist!

  • @cts  5 weeks

    Hello, my dear Donna. How be's you?

  • @nicetrip  5 weeks

    Hey, have a nice 2021 FAWM! Looking forward for listening to your songs ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tamsnumber4  6 weeks

    Hi Donna, sorry to read about your losses, I hope your art and creativity will give you a way to channel your energy. Will be checking back to see your creations!

  • @kristi  6 weeks

    Hi Donna! Great to see you here again!

  • @mikeb 6 weeks

    HI Donna, looking forward to reading your FAWM 2021 lyrics and hearing collabs!

  • @mariekevinkmusic  7 weeks

    Looking forward to some awesome and touching lyrics from you this year. Sorry your year has been hard. Take care.

  • @writeandwrong  7 weeks

    Hi, Donna! Always delighted to see you here every February!! Best wishes to you this year and hope you are well! ๐ŸŽต