It’s been almost a year since I first read about the Cut Up technique and how artists such as David Bowie and Kurt Cobain used it to create the lyrics […]
Using music gigs as a motivation to write more lyrics. A post reviewing an Enuff Z’nuff gig that I went to, and how attending such gigs can inspire songwriters to write lyrics.
The essence of lyric writing is that songwriters string words together that they hope will resonate with listeners. Of course, the prime objective when creating the song is to create […]
Writers are often told to write what you know. This seemingly sage advice is trotted out for a variety of writing genres: novels, short stories, poems, and lyrics. However, I […]
In part 1, I described a couple of techniques that aspiring lyric writers can use to generate lyric inspiration. These were the Cut Out technique (favoured by Bowie and Cobain […]
How do you generate inspiration for song lyrics? Do your lyric ideas come easily, or does it involve a lot of staring at a screen? Maybe accompanied by a low […]
In my last post I recommended re-using main protagonists from your lyrics in other songs. I talked about how artists such as Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, and David Bowie have […]
I came to writing lyrics having first of all spent several years writing comedy sketches. In the world of comedy sketch writing it’s considered normal, indeed extremely desirable, to re-use […]