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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Gallimore

How to start writing lyrics

From a young age, I have always had a fondness of the lyrical form. If I am honest, lyrics tend to keep me listening to a song, rather than the music alone. Just like many of us, Lockdown 2020 gave me an abundance of free time. I found myself binging on countless boxsets, one of which was "Nashville". I asked myself "Could I write lyrics?" From that moment, I haven't looked back.

Don't get me wrong, two years of hard work, frustration, (I too have struggled with Verse Two Hell) and questioning whether my lyrics are 'good enough' has been hard. But, I can now give myself persmission to call myself 'a lyricist'.

When I started out, I coudn't find any blogs or articles relating to lyricists. So, this blog is dedicated to what I have learned along the way. I will dispense advice about all things lyrics and beyond. In the hope that someone might get some benefit from it.

Here are my Top Five Tips for starting out with writing lyrics

1. Write about what YOU know

2. Keep it simple

3. Use a storyboard

4. Be authentic

5. Rhyming isn’t always the key

In my next blog post I will shed more light on the Top Five Tips above

If you are just starting out with lyric writing, feel free to contact me on my socials or on my contact page. Also, if you fancy reading more valuable blogs click here You wil find a lovely group of lyricists, songwriters, musicians and artists just like you.

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