No matter how good you are at writing songs, some days the creative process will just cease to flow. Try as you might, you just can’t seem to get a single lyric down on paper, and even when you do it might just end up in the waste bin because it doesn’t sound right.
There are a number of fun and creative games you can try to get in the frame of mind for writing, which could also help you create like you never have before. Let’s look at a few.
- Turn a Story Into Lyrics
Love to watch shows or read books? You can craft your next set of song lyrics from a story that you enjoy. Just pick out your favorite scene and write down all the details and thoughts that come to mind. Next, convert what you wrote down into lyrics; it can be a single lyric or a whole song, it doesn’t matter as long as you get started.
- Karaoke Remix
Karaoke can be really fun but you can make it even more enjoyable by slipping in your own lyrics while singing over a song. Sing along while listening to a popular song but change up the words or splice them with your own lyrics. This is something you can do on your own or with friends. Pretty soon, you could have entirely different lyrics for a brand new song.
- Fun With Words
Draw three columns on paper. The first column will be your main keyword, the second will be a describing word or phrase for the first word, and the third will be a capital noun for the first word. For instance, say you wrote ‘boy’ in the first column, the second column could be ‘curly hair’ and the third ‘John.’ Now you have: ‘a boy with curly hair called John…” All you have to do is let your imagination add the rest of the story.
When you’re having one of those days, you can try these games and see how they work for you. Remember, it’s just for fun so don’t worry about how good the final product will be. Just make sure you get started writing and your natural instincts will do the rest.