Ever get on a creative rant in a conversation, and get the “tilted puppy head” look from someone?
Eyes glaze over… mouth slightly agape… skull slightly off axis.
They’re thinkin’, “What is this NUT JOB even talking about right now?”
Oops. The songwriter in you just slipped into George W. Bush meets Robin Williams mode.
Inside thoughts slipping out, in a verbal torrent.
You know what I call it?
Verbal object writing with an audience.
A cartoonist buddy of mine get into these, in broad daylight, in public… A stream of unfiltered conscious improvs.
A couple nut jobs feeding off each other, spewing one unrelated blurb to another and yet they chain up somehow.
Okay. sometimes it becomes a frenzy and we go a bit too far.
We might embarrass others, certainly not ourselves.
And… BOY IS IT FUN to just cut the mind loose with banter!
You too should be a nut job, because it’s good soup for the songwriting soul.
Get even wackier, freer, and cram those inhibitions in the trash.
For at least ten-minutes a day at the computer anyway.
Here’s what to do.
Think of an object, anything.
Grab a paper or open a text editor.
Set a timer for ten-minutes.
And pretend you are Robin Williams on one of his improv rants. Example below.
We songwriters have a mind a bit different than your average.
And it needs feeding.
Object writing is a great mind meal.
In a few days, June’s issue of Tune Booster is out… included are 30-days’ worth of object writing topics, and a quick audio bit on it. More on how to sign up soon.
Check out this Robin Williams video, do what he does, on paper. It doesn’t have to be funny, just free.
Until next time… keep writing from the heart.