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Song Prompt: The Life Of An Historic Character

Posted by on Sep 4, 2020 | 0 comments

There are great characters who create great stories throughout history. The best thing about those stories is that all you have to do is a...

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Song Prompt: Picture Of Yourself

Posted by on Sep 4, 2020 | 0 comments

I recently got a song prompt at a songwriting workshop (yes – a virtual workshop), that initially I was going to pass on.  The...

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Song Prompt: Hometown Theme

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Song Prompt: Hometown Theme

You can find quite a few songs with a hometown theme. That’s because they’re usually great places to write about – for a...

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Song Prompt: Start With The Chorus

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Song Prompt: Start With The Chorus

It’s pretty easy to start a song with a Chorus. But how do you do it well? And . . . why even start with a chorus? Usually, you...

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Song Prompt: Break The Rules

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Song Prompt: Break The Rules

Who doesn’t love breaking the rules? But, just throwing rules to the wind isn’t what I’m talking about.  I’m...

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Song Prompt: Start With A Simile

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Song Prompt: Start With A Simile

Do you have a song that starts with a simile? Probably not – most of us don’t. So, let’s add one to your song catalogue....

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Song Prompt: Memories + Word Challenge

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Song Prompt: Memories + Word Challenge

We’ll keep this one simple: you’ll use your own catalogue of memories for step one, then we’ll add a word challenge...

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11 More “Things” Song Prompts

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 | Comments Off on 11 More “Things” Song Prompts

What’s better than a song prompts list of “more things” to get your brain working and go somewhere you didn’t...

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11 “Things” Song Prompts

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 | Comments Off on 11 “Things” Song Prompts

This list of “11 things” is a great way to start getting your brain working not only for songs, but poems as well. By using...

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Create A New Song Idea: Twist On A Cliche

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 | 0 comments

A cliche phrase can be a great song prompt. The trick is to give it a twist by changing a word, using it in a way in a line, or taking a...

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Song Prompt: Finding Like Objects

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 | 0 comments

We all collect stuff, which is why finding like objects is so easy! Objects are powerful elements in our lives. We save them because they...

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Halloween Song Prompt: Noun + Verb

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Trying to write a Halloween song? This prompt is a basically a seasonal version of the the Noun+Verb Mashup. You can do the same for any...

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Create A Song Prompt: Noun + Verb

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Nouns and verbs are powerful elements of a song.  Create your own song prompt with a NOUN + VERB combination that surprises you! If you...

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Song Prompt: How Was Your Weekend?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 | 0 comments

How Was Your Weekend?   We hear it all the time on Monday at work – “How was your weekend?” So why not make it a...

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Zane Williams: Word Challenge Exercise

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 | 0 comments

Think songwriting prompts and exercises can’t turn into something good? Zane Williams shows you how he took some fan suggestions as...

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Song Prompt: Write A Book

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Don’t worry, you won’t have to write a book in its entirety! This prompt focuses on a single aspect of a book. Take fifteen...

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Song Prompt: Song Plot Roulette

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Get Started With Song Plot Roulette   I thought we’d use some lists I’ve compiled from several places and categorized to...

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Song Prompt: Common Object

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 | 0 comments

A common object can often be one of your best song prompt sources. While they seem pretty mundane, they’re around a lot, and often...

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Song Prompt: Thinking Out Loud

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Thinking out loud to get a song started is a great way to remove yourself from your normal approach. For example, if you always write in...

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Song Prompt: Mystery Package

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 | 0 comments

What better way than a mystery package that arrives at your home to get the creative buzz going? Remember – this is about getting...

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Generate or Find Online Song Prompts

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Need more song prompts, or looking for ways to create song prompts on the fly? There are a number of online song prompts available,...

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Song Prompt: Confrontation

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 | 0 comments

How To Use The Prompt To Start A Song:   Take fifteen minutes to “free style” on the song prompt topic. We’ve also...

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