I can always tell when a writer has an idea about a song, but hasn’t quite thought it through. One dead giveaway glares out from its verses, standing out like a belch in a silent prayer session as you read or listen to the lyrics.
It might have three verses to the song, and yet there isn’t.
I talk about it in December’s issue of Tune Booster.
Don’t fix it, and you’ll put a listener to sleep with your song. Worse, you begin to develop bad writing habits.
I also give you three techniques to give your lines a punch and freshen them up.
Ever hear of the Action-Result Technique?
Nope. You hadn’t, because it’s a little gem of a technique I ran across which no one teaches. Until now of course. Guaranteed to shorten your lines and give them a punch while perking the ear of a listener.
What about the Noun to Verb Technique? Heard of that one? Simple word substitution which can get you out of mundane lyric ruts.
Or the Extending the Phrase Technique? This is a fun one. It’s like shoving your Clark Kent lyric line in a phone booth, and out comes a Superman line. Can’t help but give imagery to old lines you’ve herd of since you were knee-high. It’s so easy to do.
And, of course you’ve got some Skin in the Game and solo Exercise homework again this month.
Not to mention your dose of Object Writing Topics for the month.
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