The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35054   Message #477037
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
05-Jun-01 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Songwriting Under Pressure
Subject: RE: Songwriting Under Pressure
Looking back over a long lifetime, I recognize that I do best, when writing ANYTHING, whether a song or a speech or a how-to manual, by "writing around" it.

That is to say, start putting SOMETHING down, which may not be in the order needed, may not be too well phrased, which might be sort of silly, even, or whatever. Then put down SOMETHING ELSE that MIGHT or might not go with the first one. And so on.

Somewhere along in here see what kind of pattern there might be, or which of the fragments fits or doesn't fit. Eventually something catches fire, and the real writing starts.

Dave Oesterreich