songwriting




Why You Should Plagiarize Poetry
How do we become better poets? As with all forms of writing, the way you get better at writing poetry is by intentionally writing more poetry. Keyword: intentionally. If you want to get better at poetry, you need to focus on different elements and techniques. So to get better at […]

Why You Should Plagiarize Poetry



3 Ways to Write Song Lyrics
See also: How to Write Songs that Suck I prefer lyrically-driven songs to music-driven songs because I think lyrics are a song’s backbone. But lyrics—especially good lyrics—are hard to write. And even after writing 40+ songs for myself, I’m still not sure I’ve ever written a good lyric. You will need […]

3 Ways to Write Song Lyrics


See also: Beginner’s Guide to Poetic Meter. Do you want to tell a story in a sing-song fashion? No. You want to write a ballad. A ballad is a song that tells a story. While many of the popular ballads you hear on the radio (and Internet) are love songs, any […]

How to Write a Ballad


Everyone listen up: mediocre (and worse) is in! If you want to make it big, you need to start doing the opposite of conventional wisdom. If you have any aspirations as a musician (or want any bragging rights), then you need to start writing, recording, and publishing songs that suck. […]

How to Write Songs that Suck