Songwriting Without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

By Pat Pattison

Infuse your lyrics with sensory detail!

Writing nice tune lyrics calls for perform and self-discipline. Songwriting with no Boundaries might help you decide to regimen perform via enjoyable writing workouts. This designated number of extra than150 sense-bound activates is helping you boost the abilities you would like to:

  • tap into your senses and inject your writing with vibrant details
  • effectively use metaphor and comparative language
  • add rhythm for your writing and deal with phrasing

Songwriters, in addition to writers of different genres, will take advantage of this number of sensory writing demanding situations. Divided into 4 sections, Songwriting with no Boundaries beneficial properties 4 various fourteen-day demanding situations with timed writing workouts, in addition to examples from different songwriters, poets, and prose writers.

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