February 2020 was the first year that I have taken part in FAWM, which stands for February Album Writing Month. Hopefully it won’t be the last! This article discusses how […]
What to do with kids when bad weather has you stuck inside? Why not get your kids to write song 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.
As lyric writers start their songwriting careers one thing they’ll come across is the availability of lyric contests. Some may find it intimidating to think that other people would be […]
In the last couple of posts I’ve provided some tips around how to create a character for a song lyric. In part 1 I provided some examples of well known […]
In the first part of this topic I highlighted some examples of characters from famous songs. That included Stan from Eminem, Eleanor Rigby from The Beatles and Stagger Lee from […]
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 […]
My war lyrics Having quoted so many awesome and legendary war lyrics and songs in my last post, it’s with a little trepidation that I seek to introduce some of […]
All songwriters will probably find themes that they keep coming back to. Pop music is powered largely about songs about love and lust, the blues has an enduring fixation on […]