Amanda Lorraine

Amanda Lorraine

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Howdy friends!

My name is Amanda Lorraine and I am cat lovin', poetry readin' music lover. I have written lyrics ever since I was seven - they weren't any good, but it sparked a subtle flame in me. I was never serious about writing as I always saw it as a hobby or a far-fetched dream. I started writing lyrics more seriously when I was fifteen (still, far from my best work) and practiced writing everyday in high school. Now, that tiny flame has turned into a forest fire, and all I ever want to do is write! Now, realizing that a big-girl job doesn't have to be in a cubicle, I decided to do something with my lyrics and other writings. I started a website (alorraine.me) where I try to post two songs every Tuesday (#2song2sday), and I have another series called Letters You'll Never Receive. These two series are incredibly dear to me as writing has been my way of coping with the struggles of life since I was, well, seven! 

So let me expand on what I write:

Songs with no Sounds: These are my lyrics. I am often asked if I hear the melodies or music when I write these. The answer: it depends. Sometimes, I hear a melody or hook and I try to write according to that, although I usually forget the melody in the end. Most times, however, I write focusing on the words. My pet peeve is when lyrics have no meaning or just say the same thing everyone else says in the exact same way. I understand most feelings have already been written about, but there is always a new metaphor to create to make the reader/listener get chills and think "That's exactly what it feels like, but I never knew how to say it quite like that." My goal for these isn't necessarily to find people to write music for them, although that would be amazing. My ultimate goal is to publish a collection of these as lyric-styled poetry. I am ultimately striving to write poetry but in the format of a lyric. 

Letters You'll Never Receive: These are very dear to my heart. Whenever something happens that makes me feel intensely (i.e. somebody done did me wrong), I write them a letter to tell them exactly how I feel with absolutely no intentions of ever letting them see it because I am the least confrontational person ever. I also started writing letters to myself on days that I felt extremely insecure, inept, and incapable of anything. I keep them in a "Dear You - From Me" format because everyone struggles similarly to me. Most people probably struggle even more than I do, and I want to be there for y'all on your worst days. I want to be your voice of motivation and empathy. Really, I want to be your #1 fan! When you're having a bad day, going through a breakup, breaking down, need to breathe, or want to read a character piece letter, you can go to this page and read what I have written for you. 

These are only my first two series, and I have SOOO many more ideas! My ultimate goal is to be able to write full time and share the craziness of my mind with all of y'all all the time. This is going to be quite the journey, and I hope you come along with me!
Tiers
Kind
$1 or more per month

Since you are so kind, you get a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me!

Kinder
$5 or more per month

Since you are even kinder, you get a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me as well as early access to new letters and songs 24 hours before they are posted!


Kindest
$15 or more per month

Since you are the kindest, you get early access to new letters and songs 24 hours before they are posted as well as a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me as well as a handwritten letter or lyric in a bottle every month!


Crazy Kind!
$30 or more per month

Since you are CRAZY KIND, you get early access to new letters and songs 24 hours before they are posted as well as a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me as well as a handwritten letter and lyric in a bottle every month AS WELL AS a personalized care package after 3 months!


Goals
0 of 750 patrons
When I reach 750 patrons, I'll start a special podcast or youtube series where I discuss my favorite poets, my writings, and life. This will be a great way for us to interact on a more personal level!
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Howdy friends!

My name is Amanda Lorraine and I am cat lovin', poetry readin' music lover. I have written lyrics ever since I was seven - they weren't any good, but it sparked a subtle flame in me. I was never serious about writing as I always saw it as a hobby or a far-fetched dream. I started writing lyrics more seriously when I was fifteen (still, far from my best work) and practiced writing everyday in high school. Now, that tiny flame has turned into a forest fire, and all I ever want to do is write! Now, realizing that a big-girl job doesn't have to be in a cubicle, I decided to do something with my lyrics and other writings. I started a website (alorraine.me) where I try to post two songs every Tuesday (#2song2sday), and I have another series called Letters You'll Never Receive. These two series are incredibly dear to me as writing has been my way of coping with the struggles of life since I was, well, seven! 

So let me expand on what I write:

Songs with no Sounds: These are my lyrics. I am often asked if I hear the melodies or music when I write these. The answer: it depends. Sometimes, I hear a melody or hook and I try to write according to that, although I usually forget the melody in the end. Most times, however, I write focusing on the words. My pet peeve is when lyrics have no meaning or just say the same thing everyone else says in the exact same way. I understand most feelings have already been written about, but there is always a new metaphor to create to make the reader/listener get chills and think "That's exactly what it feels like, but I never knew how to say it quite like that." My goal for these isn't necessarily to find people to write music for them, although that would be amazing. My ultimate goal is to publish a collection of these as lyric-styled poetry. I am ultimately striving to write poetry but in the format of a lyric. 

Letters You'll Never Receive: These are very dear to my heart. Whenever something happens that makes me feel intensely (i.e. somebody done did me wrong), I write them a letter to tell them exactly how I feel with absolutely no intentions of ever letting them see it because I am the least confrontational person ever. I also started writing letters to myself on days that I felt extremely insecure, inept, and incapable of anything. I keep them in a "Dear You - From Me" format because everyone struggles similarly to me. Most people probably struggle even more than I do, and I want to be there for y'all on your worst days. I want to be your voice of motivation and empathy. Really, I want to be your #1 fan! When you're having a bad day, going through a breakup, breaking down, need to breathe, or want to read a character piece letter, you can go to this page and read what I have written for you. 

These are only my first two series, and I have SOOO many more ideas! My ultimate goal is to be able to write full time and share the craziness of my mind with all of y'all all the time. This is going to be quite the journey, and I hope you come along with me!

Recent posts by Amanda Lorraine

Tiers
Kind
$1 or more per month

Since you are so kind, you get a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me!

Kinder
$5 or more per month

Since you are even kinder, you get a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me as well as early access to new letters and songs 24 hours before they are posted!


Kindest
$15 or more per month

Since you are the kindest, you get early access to new letters and songs 24 hours before they are posted as well as a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me as well as a handwritten letter or lyric in a bottle every month!


Crazy Kind!
$30 or more per month

Since you are CRAZY KIND, you get early access to new letters and songs 24 hours before they are posted as well as a shoutout on my "Thanks" page on alorraine.me as well as a handwritten letter and lyric in a bottle every month AS WELL AS a personalized care package after 3 months!