Watch the Songwriting Tips online guitar lesson by Ravi from 1-2-3 Songwriting
Wow, three brand new songs! That is pretty impressive, and this is only the beginning. What you have learned here will help you write hundreds of songs. These processes work, but they are just a few options. Tweak the process to work best for you, and don't lock yourself into any single method. Get in the habit of keeping a recording device on you to capture your ideas. Download a recording app for your smartphone or dig up your old walkman. It doesn't matter, but don't let those ideas escape. Also, get in the habit of writing your lyrics by hand, and maybe in ink. Don't erase or delete anything, just cross it out. That way you can track your idea development and always keep the evolution available. That helps you develop your ideas. Moreover, writing by hand gives you a different relationship to the language. Physically creating and assembling them into words is an intellectual and mechanical process. When you type, every single letter requires the same action and the artistic impact is minimized. Handwriting will bring you closer to your art. In terms of truly valuing your craft, don't just write on a napkin or scrap piece of paper, but get yourself a nice book to write in, or a leather portfolio to put your legal pads in (that is what I do). You will be amazed at what a difference these material things make in the end. The reason is because you are demonstrating to yourself that your art matters, and that results in a higher standard of quality. It works! So, keep going and enjoy the experience of being a songwriter!