Successful Lyric Writing

Front Cover
Writer's Digest Books, 1988 - Reference - 291 pages
2 Reviews
Davis follows up her best-selling book, The Craft Of Lyric Writing, with this hands-on companion course in writing professional lyrics. 292 pages. 8-1/2 x 11
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I came across this book in 1994 & it has been the standard by which I write songs today. I write to record as instructed & audience response to my songs based on the tips taught. I took time for me to put the tips into practice, but as I write today, I have a global writing style because I "Show & Don't tell" which is described in the book.
God bless Shelia Davis!
 

Contents

How to Build a Sound Structure
1
The Essential Lyric Framework
2
The Major Song Forms
20
Managing Viewpoint Voice Time Frame and Setting
46
How To Make Your Words Work
71
Applying the TopTen Principles to Avoid the Pitfalls
72
Figuring Out Figurative Language
88
You Got Rhythm
103
Ten Lyric Writing Assignments
156
How To Move Onward and Upward
237
Starting a Songwriting Workshop
238
A Guided Critique Session
246
Joining The Pros
256
Appendix
263
Song Starter Pages
264
Answers to Practice Critiques and Quizzes
268

A Rundown Of Rhyme
113
How To Put It Together
122
Writing with the Whole Brain
123
Finding Your Voice
140
The Moral Dimension
149
How To Keep The Ideas Coming
155
A Songwriters Bibliography
Songwriter Organization
Index of Song Titles
Subject Index
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information