Episode 038 - Creating A One-Sentence Lyric Outline To Guide Your Writing Process 1
The First Step to Creating A One-Sentence Lyric Outline To Guide Your Writing Process
Episode 037 - Attention Grabbing Opening Lines – Part 1 – The Powerful Problem
How can we write an attention-grabbing opening line so that we can hook our listener with our first line?
Episode 036 - Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out
Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out – How To Answer The Question Of Relevancy.
Episode 035 - Can A Song Save A Life?
Lyrics ain’t an afterthought to making a song. They are equally as important as the melody and the song’s production.
Episode 034 - How To Crush It As A Support Act - The Do’s and Dont’s!
How you can get people excited as a support act – even if they didn’t come because of you.
Episode 033 - Dynamic Characters in Narrative Songwriting
Dynamic Characters in Narrative Songwriting - What does “character development” or “developing characters” mean?
Episode 032 - "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith
"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith - Making Your Song's Character Fall in Love
Episode 031 - Creating Conflict by Using a Character's Wants and Needs
The Wants and Needs of a Song's Character and How They Can Engage Your Listeners through Creating Conflict.
Episode 030 - 3 Ways to Develop your Song's Character Using Internal Content Genres
Write a song that shows a meaningful transformation of your song's main character. Here's how you can do that.
Episode 029 - Every Character WANTS something. But how to figure out WHAT that is?
Let's create a character who does what's necessary to get what they want. And besides, we also figure out WHAT a character might want.
Episode 028 - "Shut Up and Kiss Me" by Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Shut Up and Kiss Me" by Mary Chapin Carpenter - Avoiding Contradictions in Lyrics
Episode 027 - Develop your Lyric's Verses by Using Progressive Complications
Do you want to make it progressively worse for your song's character? Then find out how you can use progressive complications to develop your lyric verses.
Episode 026 - Development Engine ADVANCED: 5 Commandments of Storytelling
Use Pat Pattison's Development Engine and the 5 Commandments of Storytelling and develop your lyric idea.
Episode 025 - A Songwriter's Six Best Friends ADVANCED: The Story Grid Diorama Model
Outline your lyric's idea by using six crucial questions and combine them with the Story Grid Diorama Model.
Episode 024 - "Rumor" by Lee Brice - Using Multiple Love Story Conventions
Do you want to write a great love song about the first kiss? Get inspired by using love story conventions to get your listeners into the mood.
Episode 023 - Finding Topics to Write about by Looking at Universal Human Values
Not in the mood to write another song about love? Get inspired by other great topics to write about.
Episode 022 - How to Show a Change between Beginning and Ending
The Most Important Element of a Story that Works - How to Show a Change between Beginning and Ending
Episode 021 - Crucial Components of Narrative Songwriting
No more struggles when you flesh out your lyric's idea. Discover the crucial elements that belong in your lyrics to unleash the power of storytelling.
Episode 020 - "Kiss Me Slowly" by Parachute - Why Change is Better than Repetition
Find out why change is better than repetition in writing the lyric's plot.
Episode 019 - What songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss
How do you write kissing lyrics that will truly accelerate your listeners' pulse without being on the nose or falling into clichés?
Episode 018 - Ultimate Guide To Writing Love Lyrics About The Lovers' First Encounter
15 Secrets Every Songwriter Must Know About Writing The Lyrics For A Lovers' First Meet Scene
Episode 017 - The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something!
One songwriting trick to help you use the most essential element of great storytelling to your songwriting advantage.
Episode 016 - One Amazing Songwriting Trick to Increase Your Album's Streaming Number
Insider's guide to pushing album sales by ending the lyrics of a single release with a cliffhanger.
Episode 015 - Beat the fairytale love song cliché and move over to the dark side
How To Stop Writing Fairytale Love Songs And Show A Darker Side Of Love In Your Lyrics.
Episode 014 - Making listeners relate to the inner turmoil of your song's character
A Wonderful Way To Show The Change Of Your Song's Character - while letting love take on the role of the villain!
Episode 013 - The Beatles Way to Include Your Listeners In Your Narration
Learn how to narrate a "Love At First Sight" moment in your lyrics while still keeping your listeners engaged.
Episode 012 - An Unspoken Truth To Writing Enticing Lyrics
The secret weapon every singer/songwriter needs right now to pull their audience into their song.
Episode 011 - How to avoid making your listeners feel left out
Three Lyric Writing Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Audience's Engagement
Episode 010 - Write A "Love at First Sight" Song Like The Pros And Create Catharsis
How To Write A "Love at First Sight" Song: Successful Musicians Secrets Revealed
Episode 009 - The Stories in Songs Podcast - Reloaded
My Secret Songwriting Weapon to Write Captivating Lyrics ... even if You Don't Feel Like A Very Good Songwriter!
Episode 008 - Interview with A Minute for Manny about Storytelling in Songs
Here's What You Don't Know About Songwriting That Could Revolutionize your Lyrics
Episode 007 - How to write a heartbreaking love song to get over someone?
Find out how to write a captivating love song about a breakup and coming to terms with it.
Episode 006 - Writing love songs - 6 Scenes to inspire you
Get inspired by the six most anticipated moments of every love story and use them to write powerful love songs.
Episode 005 - 3 Steps to finish the lyrics of a song you're stuck in
Get your 3-Step Action Plan to find your inspiration and know exactly how you can finish that song you're stuck in.
Episode 004 - How to start writing a song. Beat that blank sheet of paper.
Don't wanna compete in a staring contest with that blank sheet of paper and wonder how to begin writing a song? I'll show you a method as well as three different types of beginnings that will spark your imagination.
Episode 003 - Try to tell a story in a song and make an impact!
I will teach you the basics about storytelling, but beyond that, I'm gonna give you three specific things that you can do in your songwriting right now to help you hook your listeners and to keep them engaged in the lyrics.
Episode 002 - Do you need to have a Message in your Song?
Do you wonder if it's necessary to express a kind of deeper meaning in a song? Does there need to be a takeaway for the listener? Let's find it out in this episode.
If you are a musician, you want your art to reach people, to resonate with your listeners, and maybe even to change lives. And maybe your melodies are amazing, but still, people do not connect with your songs. And maybe you have a message that you need to get out there, but you have no idea why people cannot relate to what your songs are about.
The album sales are down and you might even wonder if you've got what it takes to be a musician or a songwriter.
There's doubt and worry because this is your dream. You want to live through your songs and make a living as well.
In my studies, I've found out that telling stories in songs increases the success of an album.
I work as a story consultant specializing in songwriting and coming in March 2020, the Stories in Songs Podcast is there to help you learn the craft of storytelling because lyrics are super important if you want your songs to be meaningful for your audience.