1. Avoid clichés.
Break my heart? I mean, come ON.
2. Don't overuse one word.
Fun, fun, fun, fun, looking forward to the weekend. That's only one example of an overused word.
3. Make sure your song stays on the same subject.
I love you, you mean the world to me, now a cow is in my bedroom.
What does that have to do with ANYTHING?
4. If you use metaphors, use good ones.
Although finding a good metaphor is hard, please, once again avoid ''break my heart''s and such. A more creative one would be, "my heart is made of glass and you shattered it" or something.
5. If you have writer's block...
Go into another room to write if you always work at the same place. Make sure there are no distractions. Even people whispering in the same room as you can put you off.
6. In case you get inspired...
Take a notebook with you when you're out and about.
7. Make sure you know what you're writing about.
When you're writing about something you don't know of, it's very confusing and you can't find the right words. The song wouldn't be as good as it could. This goes for if you're singing a song you didn't write as well, except that's because you can't really put feeling into the song you're singing if you don't know what it's about.
8. Be creative and original.
What good is a song if it's a replica of another song?
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