Friends, I have provided writing services to musicians, artists and other talented folks for over twenty years during which time, I have worked very hard to provide for my family. I continue to write and perform and I sure hope to keep it up instead of "aging out". I put the "free" in freelance. The writing and music that I offer takes a lot of time and research. Speaking of research, I have studied and compared rates. Please read the attributes of each service I offer. I know cash isn't the easiest thing to come by so I will barter. Send a private message to me- ernpick@gmail.com and let's talk. I have to pay for this site so yep, there are fees and barter options for most of my work. I cannot guarantee that you will like what I tell you. That's why I offer the personal critique. I will not publish an article about a recording that I do not believe in, therefore, no negative reviews published from me. Remember, all rates vary so don't pay a lot of attention to the listed rates. Those numbers are how the model works. Contact me at ernpick@gmail.com and we'll start from there. Thanks!
 
 
The Mountain Laurel Anthology paperback
  • The Mountain Laurel Anthology paperback
  • The Mountain Laurel Anthology paperback

The Mountain Laurel Anthology paperback

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A collection of lyrics, poems, pictures of lyrics and poems, scribbles, photos and drawings, of word that have come to me over the last 50 years. This anthology is about a third of what I have written that I intend to compile and publish. Many of the lyrics are songs that are available for download here, and I hope to record all of them here, sooner or later. Official release date, tentativley and depending upon printing/shipping is set for September 15. Pre-order includes a free download of the PDF version of this book.

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The Mountain Laurel Anthology PDF
  • The Mountain Laurel Anthology PDF
  • The Mountain Laurel Anthology PDF
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The PDF version of the paperback by the same name. A collection of lyric and poetry written by Ernie, sprinkled with photos and drawings, and photos of rough draft lyrics written over the last 5 decades. The PDF can be downloaded and read like an Ebook, only with all the graphics!

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The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric
  • The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric
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"The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric" is a journey. This creator's introspective, out of the box point of view, along with a few other's thoughts and research is a brief look at the structured side of writing and the song factory, and a deep look at pulling creativity from thin air. The author has sprinkled this book with personal relevant life stories from "out there". Illustrated by the Artist Jon Griffin, America's premier music artist!

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The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric- PDF Download
  • The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric- PDF Download
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This download is complete cover to cover including the beautiful and whimsical art by Jon Griffin. Part memoir, interview, deep thought and research, The Cosmic Path to Melody and Lyric is a personal look at creativity in songwriting, from a songwriter's mind, the minds of some other songwriters, research and just plain pondering. How do people pull songs out of thin air? Is there a Cosmic stream that we all cast our lines into, or do you just stand there waiting for a good one to jump into your bucket? I do not promise to answer any questions, but I do open some doors to consider and wonder. For more on the content and some of the illustrations, Click "The Cosmic Path" on the menu.

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CloudShadow Jewelry
  • CloudShadow Jewelry
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Beautiful Handmade Beaded Jewelry by Patti Hill, made with the finest bead wire, semi-precious stones, fresh water pearl, shell, art glass and crystal. We are still building this page so please visit often and watch for updates. Prices will vary depending upon the item listed. The necklaces in the picture are all unique different and just an example of some of Patti's work.

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The Highway That Runs Through The Graveyard and Other Weird Tales: CD is currently out of stock
  • The Highway That Runs Through The Graveyard and Other Weird Tales: CD is currently out of stock
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15 original story songs and one bonus track kitchen table recording -"When I Was A Dog." Visit Ern Tunes and Tales for track by track info. Currently out of stock- check the home page for free downloads.

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Review for public posting
  • Review for public posting
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$30.00

Mail me your cd or email me your download. I will listen and review and send back the review for your publishing. I will not publish a negative review. If I feel I should not send you a public review, you will instead receive a candid critique for that rate instead.

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Critique-Review Personal
  • Critique-Review Personal
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$20.00

I will review your project and get back with you in an honest, constructive, private way. I will relate to you, what I think about your project, what I think you need to make it better, or that it is absolutely perfect to my human ears and eyes.

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Ad Copy
  • Ad Copy
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$50.00

I will write your ad copy in your desired voice. Graphics not included. The rate listed above is minimum. Rates vary so contact me.

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The Hurricane LIne
  • The Hurricane LIne
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The Hurricane Line is a blue collar novel, a tragic comedy based loosely on factory that was once in Arkansaw. This story is based on true occurrences and splattered with fiction. It's about outsourcing and it revolves around the lives of several close knit factory workers plotting to save their jobs. A somewhat grotesque but happy ending. Loaded with music, comedy, tears, and tangents. Working on the final edit.

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Ghost writing- Speeches, proposals, memoirs and other copy
  • Ghost writing- Speeches, proposals, memoirs and other copy
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$100.00

Minimum charge. Ghost Writing? Suppose you'd like to write your own liner notes but you're stuck! Writer's block! Maybe you are just not that type of writer. By Ghost Writing for you, first, we'll talk. I'll listen to your voice, your inflections, your words, and I'll write your wishes whether it is liner notes, a speech, bio, sermon, your memoir, most anything you need, in your voice. You approve, and your name goes on the byline, not mine. You can also send me your draft and I will work it. We will consult. Rates vary. Contact me.

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Songwriting- Lyrics, Melodies and Songwriting Contests
  • Songwriting- Lyrics, Melodies and Songwriting Contests
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$100.00

Need lyrics or a melody or help with yours? I am never without tunes and words. Rates are not carved in stone. We can collaborate, or I can provide you with lyrics and melodies.

I can help you get your contest event off the ground, up and running. My rate (varies) gets you set up with rules, schedules, assistance in judging and scoring, prizes. I have several years experience in this area.

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"The Highway That Run Through The Graveyard and Other Weird Tales". My first full length album. 15 tales and one bonus track. Available as a download in full, track by track, or you can order the cd. Click the pic.

"The Highway That Run Through The Graveyard and Other Weird Tales". My first full length album. 15 tales and one bonus track. Available as a download in full, track by track, or you can order the cd. Click the pic.