Here we go! 7 tips on lyric writing
But before we go, please read the picture I have put up underneath.
Sound familiar? Well, not to worry anymore. And of course for many, this is a joke in a big way. A lot of sarcasm, but also recognition, in some steps.
But there is help.
Step 13: Pick it up, suck it up and finish that song, all other songs and start new songs and finish them too with my help
How, you ask?
Well, in the next 7 weeks I'll start to give 7 tip & tricks for you to work on. I have explained which steps in my earlier Blog: The 7 skills of Songwriting
Every week you'll get hands-on techniques, easy to use and very helpful when you feel stuck. You can find them everywhere on the internet, but you might need a long search to find some. And, you still need to put in the work to make it successful. I am not going to do the work for you.
Start with this first:
Put your phone away, or when you use it for recording idea's, switch to flight mode. Do not use any other apps. Certainly no Social Media stuff.
They will kill your creative mood instantly. Do not let anyone or anything distract you. Take a pen and paper notebook, and write things down. If you play a few chords, put it on paper. When you think of a melody, write it down. When you have a phrase or sentence, write, write, write. Did I mention to WRITE it down?!?
And now the real lyrics tips can start.
Tip 1 on Lyrics
Just start writing a story in 10 minutes. Put your timer on 10 minutes and stop after that. It doesn't matter on what topic. Just begin and write. Things you have yesterday, could be a thing. Or things you want to do later today. Doing the laundry and what you did, how you did it. What fabrics went in to the washing machine. How hot was it washed? Full load, or just a small one? It doesn't matter. And do not do this for longer than the timer was set to.
Okay, be honest now.