Even though writing a song doesn’t have to be hard, coming up with the right words can be tricky. I find this especially true when working with teens and adolescents who are interested in writing a song, but have no idea where to start. So, we look for ways to strike up some ideas and channel that creative spirit. Sometimes, just by talking out loud to themselves or to me, an idea is formed and the right words come spilling out! If they get stuck, I offer this simple idea to get things moving.
Create a word blob
(I know there are other names for it…this is just the one I use. Quick example below)
A mess of words on a page all related to whatever topic you want to talk about.
It doesn’t have to be pretty. You don’t have to use all of the words you come up with. You can use whatever medium you prefer. Write as many words as you can think.
Don’t hesitate, just do! Write now, edit later.
The point is to just get your thoughts rolling. Once you have key words/phrases that you like, you can expound upon those with related and rhyming words that fit the subject you are writing about.
Most of all, have fun with it.