Finding Inspiration Around You

Finding Inspiration is a hard thing to come by sometimes. To help inspire you, try some unconventional sources – your photos, a dictionary or some online image searches! STEP 1: Pick up a dictionary or thesaurus (or head online). ┬áRandomly choose a word, or a...

SC Exercise: Write For An Artist

This exercise focuses on writing for another artist. You’ll work through some simple steps to (1) find an artist that works with your style of writing, and (2) write a song for that artist targeting the concept and lyrics as much as possible. There’s also...

Songwriting Hobby As A Path To A Better Life

Pursuing your songwriting hobby, or passion for songwriting, doesn’t have to mean you give up your job and run off on a new life. Actually, scientific studies show that pursuing a passion or hobby can bring not only health benefits, but mental health benefits to...

What’s Furniture In Lyrics?

You’ve probably gotten song critiques that suggest you need more furniture in lyrics to give the song a stronger sense of showing versus telling. To do that, you’ll use a combination of external detail and internal detail. But, how much is too much? And,...

In A Point Of View or Perspective Rut?

It happens: sometimes you consistently write from a single point of view or perspective and can’t seem to break the habit. Now, that doesn’t mean you should simply change it because you keep writing first person songs. I’m a big believer that the...