Tips for Lyric Writing (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)
(This post accompanies Gab & Jam 77 Tips for Lyric Writing:
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Take into account these tips for writing lyrics:
The BIG Take-Aways:
Lyrics are an important part of a song. The words provide a cultural connection by telling a story or making a statement. You want to clever, but not too clever. You want to be relatable, but not too trite. Also, the lyrics needs to fit the melody of the song. All this CAN make them difficult to write.
Keep your phone/computer/device nearby (to capture ideas).
Use tools like thesaurus and writing dictionary to aid in your writing.
Keep a running list of titles, bits of texts, dialogue (which can be the kernel of an idea).
Collaborate to help move your process along.
Re-write when you find better ideas.
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