Part I: So You Want to Be a Songwriter.
Chapter 1: Capturing That Solid-Gold Nugget.
Chapter 2: Looking at the Genres.
Chapter 3: Working It Out: Getting Your Song into Shape.
Part II: Unleashing the Lyricist in You.
Chapter 4: Snagging Your Listeners with a Hook.
Chapter 5: Making an Impact with Lyrics.
Chapter 6: Finding Your Voice in the Lyrics.
Chapter 7: Using Rhymes in Your Songs.
Part III: Creating Memorable Music.
Chapter 8: Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Ride.
Chapter 9: Making Melody Magic.
Chapter 10: Using Chords in Songwriting.
Chapter 11: The Cheating Side of Town: Shortcuts and Cool Technologies.
Part IV: Cooperation, Collaboration, and Community.
Chapter 12: Bringing Talent Together: Collaboration and Networking.
Chapter 13: Online Marketing and Social Networking for Songwriters.
Chapter 14: Writing for the Stage, Screen, Television, and More.
Chapter 15: Getting Your Songs Heard: Making the Demo.
Part V: Getting Down to Business.
Chapter 16: Creating Goals and Meeting Deadlines.
Chapter 17: Ka-Ching: How Your Song Makes Money.
Chapter 18: Introducing the Business Players.
Chapter 19: Looking at the Legal End: Dealing with Paperwork.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Songs You Should Know.
Chapter 21: Ten Common Song-Related Contracts You Should Know.