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Prompt: Finding Like Objects

Prompt: Finding Like Objects

We all collect stuff. Objects are powerful elements in our lives. We save them because they have significance for us.

This finding like objects song prompt is a way to not only focus on a single object, but find the connections between objects – to you. It’s a way to create a strong emotional element to a song.

Remember, song prompts provide inspiration, a spark – that thing that gets the pen moving across the page (or fingers flying across a keyboard).

You’ll only spend 1 – 5 minutes on a song prompt.  They’re meant to inspire, not instruct.

So bust out your songwriting notebook, hook book or Evernote app and let’s get started!

 

Finding Like Objects & Creating Connections

 

Step 1

Look around the room you’re in and choose one item. Spend 2 minutes and write about it.

  • What are its physical characteristics?
  • Who does it remind you of?
  • Does it take you back to any particular time or memory?

 

Step 2

Find other items in the room that you feel share some of those same characteristics or tie to the first object in some way. Spend 3 minutes and write about it.

  • Finding like objects – how are they connected?
  • Are they opposites – have contradictory meanings or
  • Are they part of the same thing – a larger memory?
  • Are they connected to the same person, people across different times who are alike?
  • Are they just physically the same – why is that important?

 

Keep in mind – this is to start a song or simply keep you writing daily.  It’s OK if this simply goes into your notebook for a later day!

 

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