Writing great lyrics for a song is just as difficult as composing a catchy tune - and now there’s a software program to help the Bernie Taupin brigade. MasterWriter - created by Oscar-nominee and Grammy-winning composer and artists Barry Devorzon - is there to help songwriters when the lyrics won’t flow. It features a rhyming dictionary with over 100,000 entries, a Pop-Culture dictionary with over 11,000 icons of American and world culture, a dictionary containing over 35,000 phrases, idioms, clichés, sayings and word combinations, a rhymed-Phrases Dictionary with over 36,000 entries, the American Heritage Dictionary and Roget’s II Thesaurus, and what it claims is the only alliterations dictionary in existence. As all the dictionaries are integrated, you can search them simultaneously. A special feature, Songuard, makes it easy for composers to copyright their creations - preventing deliberate or unintentional stealing of melodies and words, which happens frequently in the open field of songwriting. Songuard is an online data-registration process that date-stamps the information.


MasterWriter presents accessible information that’s powerful yet doesn’t interfere with the creative process. In fact, anyone who’s involved with writing words - authors, journalists and sub-editors, for example - would benefit from having such an easy-to-use set of searchable dictionaries to keep the creative juices flowing in times of need.

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