The poetry of songwriting: 10 top writing tips

Updated April 19th, 2020. Poetry and songwriting are very closely linked – especially for songwriters who start with lyrics and develop those into a musical interpretation. Please welcome the one and only Rhiannon Georgina Daniel, writer, musician, psychotherapist and philosopher extraordinaire. Here she is …

Rhiannon and her band in action

Do you long

To write a song?

Well here are a few tips.

Follow them,

You can’t go wrong

It will trip right off your lips.

In this (when this article was written originally), the year of Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday, I’m able to reflect that he is my ultimate songwriting hero, so I guess I would modestly aim to emulate his philosophical approach to the craft, although unlikely to replicate his success! Like Bob I am a spontaneous writer, it’s never been an effort for me, the songs just show up and get written, but I can deconstruct the process enough to suggest things to get you started. [Read more…]