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.

March 17, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 023 Shownotes

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 Overview:

[00:01:28] Recap of Crucial Components of Storytelling

[00:03:00] Universal Human Values in Stories

[00:06:08] Love Spectrum

[00:07:18] Life and Death Spectrum

[00:11:13] Story Example: Gladiator

[00:13:56] Crucial Components in a Love Story

[00:16:47] Lyric topic ideas by looking at different Story Content Genres

[00:18:03] Action 

[00:18:35] Crime

[00:19:20] Horror

[00:19:51] War

[00:20:24] Thriller

[00:20:57] Western

[00:21:07] Society

[00:21:30] Performance

[00:21:56] Summary of what we’ve learned about external content genres and universal human values


Finding Topics to Write about by Looking at Universal Human Values

Episode 023



Let me ask you this:

Have you ever wondered if there’s anything other than writing a love song? 

It seems every second song seems to be about love. So there’s a huge demand for love stories. 

But still, can’t we write about something else for once?

But what else is there?

  • How can we define some other options of things to write about?
  • Where do we start? How can we come up with interesting ideas that really interest people?
  • Are there some overall possibilities we could use, like some overall categories that can inspire us to know what to write about?

Today’s bite-sized episode will give you the answer, and I’ll include song examples that help you see each of those different topic versions applied.

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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