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Become A Songwriting Ninja. Wield the Power of Storytelling and Write Lyrics that truly make an Impact.I believe songs have the power to save lives. That's why I help musicians write powerful & engaging lyrics so that they get more fans and skyrocketing sales.Because here's the truth:SONGS ARE TOO VALUABLE TO BE STUFFED WITH BAD LYRICS.Songs have a purpose. They can change lives.Give your lyrics the power to make an impact.That's why the Stories in Songs podcast helps musicians write powerful & engaging lyrics so that they get more fans and sky🚀 sales. In this podcast, you'll learn how to use the power of storytelling for your own songwriting. You'll also get tips and tricks on how to analyze your songs so that you can create some amazing lyrics without hitting writer's block ever again. Hit subscribe and get ready to become a songwriting ninja.

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Become A Songwriting Ninja. Wield the Power of Storytelling and Write Lyrics that truly make an Impact.I believe songs have the power to save lives. That's why I help musicians write powerful & engaging lyrics so that they get more fans and skyrocketing sales.Because here's the truth:SONGS ARE TOO VALUABLE TO BE STUFFED WITH BAD LYRICS.Songs have a purpose. They can change lives.Give your lyrics the power to make an impact.That's why the Stories in Songs podcast helps musicians write powerful & engaging lyrics so that they get more fans and sky🚀 sales. In this podcast, you'll learn how to use the power of storytelling for your own songwriting. You'll also get tips and tricks on how to analyze your songs so that you can create some amazing lyrics without hitting writer's block ever again. Hit subscribe and get ready to become a songwriting ninja.

    What songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss

    What songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss

    Love is the most amazing feeling of all that we can experience – and if your song shares a heart-melting kissing moment, you have an unforgettable tale at your hands…
    But if romance isn’t your type of thing to write about, you’re probably worried about how you’d pull it off. You want your song to be emotional and meaningful, but not sappy and cliché. Sooner or later, you’ll end up having to explore love songs about kissing at least briefly to create dynamic and varied relationships between characters. 
    But… even if you’re in a happy relationship, you might still be lost on how to convey romance authentically in your songs.
    So the question is:
    How can you get to the heart of what makes the lyrics about your song’s characters’ kissing exciting and transfer that onto paper?
    How do you write kissing lyrics that will truly accelerate your listeners’ pulse without being on the nose, fall into clichés, or use the words that have been said a thousand times before? 
    Today I show you how you can create intimacy between your lovers and write about their attraction for each other so that you can build up to the moment of their First Kiss and make them kiss in your lyrics.
    If that sounds like something you need to know, this episode is for you.

    Here's what we cover:
    [00:00:00] What all songwriters need to know about writing lyrics about the first kiss
    [00:01:49] Telling Stories in Songs
    [00:05:52] Recap: Love Stories in Songs
    [00:08:39] Recap: The lovers’ first meet scene
    [00:13:36] The “first kiss or intimate connection” love story moment
    [00:23:48] How do we create intimacy?
    [00:26:17] Why is finding the right words for your love song so hard?
    [00:27:25] Step 1: How to Write Attraction to build up to the moment of the First Kiss
    [00:35:30] Step 2: How to Write about the First Kiss in your lyrics
    [00:39:19] Preview: Next Stories in Songs episode
     
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    • 40 min
    15 Secrets Every Songwriter Must Know About Writing The Lyrics For A Lovers’ First Meet Scene

    15 Secrets Every Songwriter Must Know About Writing The Lyrics For A Lovers’ First Meet Scene

    #018 - The Ultimate Guide To Writing Love Lyrics About The Lovers' First Encounter.

    Do you want to write an original love song about the lovers' first encounter?
    About that special moment when the possible future couple first lays eyes on each other?
    But there are so many love songs out there and you don’t know what details to focus on and apply to your songwriting to find the best ways to write your original and innovative love song that will speak right to the heart of your listeners.
    If that’s you, I’ve got great news for you.
    Today’s episode, "15 Secrets Every Songwriter Must Know About Writing The Lyrics For A Lovers’ First Meet Scene." - is exactly what you're looking for!
    It summarizes the 15 most helpful tips about writing the lovers’ first meet scene.
    Those tips are the ultimate collection of what we’ve found out as we studied the lyrics of some wonderful songs about the lovers' first encounter in the last eight episodes.
    Only by listening to this episode will you perfectly know what you need to focus on when writing about this kind of love song.
    Additionally, you'll also learn about four different types of "Meet-Cute" scenes that we have not yet talked about to ignite your imagination.
    I’ll also tell you about nine other love songs about the lovers’ first encounter that you can study to get even more inspired by different possible ways to write about that one love story must-have moment.
    And I’ve got a big surprise for you at the end of this episode.
    So if you want to be able to start working on your new original love song about the lovers’ first meet scene right away, then tune in to spark your imagination.

    Here's what we cover:
    [00:00:00] Discover the 15 secrets to writing the lyrics for the lovers' first meet scene.
    [00:02:19] What can listening to the Stories in Songs Podcast do for you?
    [00:06:43] Telling Stories in Songs
    [00:08:01] Love Stories in Songs
    [00:10:20] The lovers’ meet scene
    [00:12:11] Option 1: Lovers First Meet Scene - Mutual attraction
    [00:14:32] Option 2: Lovers First Meet Scene - Only one character is instantly attracted to the other one but the other character is disinterested
    [00:16:27] Option 3: Lovers First Meet Scene - Mutually disinterested
    [00:19:14] Option 4: Lovers First Meet Scene - Missing Courage to act or feeling too overwhelmed to act
    [00:20:56] Advice for using those options for your songwriting
    [00:23:01] 15 Tips for writing a lovers’ first meet scene in your song.
    [00:52:23] More “Meet-Cute” Songs to study
    [00:55:16] Preview: Next Stories in Songs episodes
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    • 56 min
    The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something!

    The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something!

    #017 - One songwriting trick to help you use the most essential element of great storytelling to your songwriting advantage.

    If you've been having a hard time finishing the lyrics of a song you're stuck in and being objective about your own material, then this podcast episode - "The Simplest Way to Start and Finish Song Lyrics that Mean Something! " - is exactly what you're looking for!
    It shows you one songwriting trick to help you stay on topic in your lyrics and write something meaningful AND helps you figure out how you can use the most essential element of great storytelling to your songwriting advantage.
    We will study the lyrics of Placebo’s song “Special K” to talk about this great songwriting trick. 
    And furthermore, I will explain each question of each step of the S.O.N.G. framework that we use for discovering the storytelling power of lyrics to help you make better sense of why those questions not only help you improve your lyric writing skills, but also help you revise your lyrics, push them to a higher level, and discover your skills as a storyteller.
    So if you want to know the easiest way to start and finish the lyrics of a song that uses the power of storytelling to deliver a message to your listeners, then listen to episode 17 of the Stories in Songs Podcast.

    Here's what we cover:

    [00:01:50] What you’ll learn in this episode
    [00:04:23] "Special K" by Placebo
    [00:07:13] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?
    [00:23:46] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?
    [00:37:24] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.
    [00:43:56] Analyzing the scene told in the song.
    [00:52:10] The Change
    [01:00:36] Writing Techniques
    [01:04:51] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?
    [01:10:11] Songwriting Tips Summary
    [01:12:21] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    One Amazing Songwriting Trick to Increase Your Album's Streaming Number

    One Amazing Songwriting Trick to Increase Your Album's Streaming Number

    #016 - Insider’s guide to pushing album sales by ending the lyrics of a single release with a cliffhanger.

    Do you want your songs to be heard?
    Then I've got great news for you.
    Here's what my new podcast episode can help you with:
    If you've been having a hard time writing something that's never been said before ...
    While trying to be relatable and make it interesting, new, credible and catchy ...
    And you're trying to write song lyrics that make people want to listen to more of your songs, ...
    Then this new podcast episode - "One Amazing Songwriting Trick to Increase Your Album's Streaming Numbers" - is exactly what you're looking for!
    It shows you a successful song example to 
    understand how using the power of storytelling in songwriting will not only help you get your one song out there but also make people want to listen to more of your songs AND helps you figure out how you can write the lyrics for a single release that will help you to promote your album sales / streaming number.Listen to the new episode and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment in the show notes!
    Thank you, Melanie!

    Here's what we cover:

    [00:01:38] What you’ll learn in this episode
    [00:04:08] "Middle of a Memory" by Cole Swindell
    [00:07:14] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?
    [00:13:07] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?
    [00:20:15] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.
    [00:24:48] Analyzing the scene told in the song.
    [00:31:25] The Change
    [00:33:53] Writing Techniques
    [00:36:35] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?
    [00:38:30] Songwriting Tips Summary
    [00:40:49] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet
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    • 44 min
    Beat the fairytale love song cliché and move over to the dark side

    Beat the fairytale love song cliché and move over to the dark side

    #015 - Find Out How To Stop Writing Fairytale Love Songs And Show A Darker Side Of Love In Your Lyrics.

    Do you want to write a love song that is not about a happily ever after?
    Are you fed up with fairytale love songs that always have a happy ending, but don't know how to go about showing how to dig a hole for your song's main character and letting them suffer?
    After all, love is not all about butterflies.
    Sometimes love hurts.
    This new podcast episode will help you ...
    Because it helps you figure out how you can tell a love story moment without its happy ending ...
    But still, leave your audience with a glimpse of hope.
    AND it will show you how your song's main character may get stuck in life, ...
    And how you can get him out of that hole again without letting him get what his heart desires.
    If that sounds like something you want to try out in your own songwriting, then tune in.

    Here's what we cover:

    [00:01:37] What you’ll learn in this episode
    [00:04:59] "Heartache on the Dancefloor" by Jon Pardi
    [00:07:47] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?
    [00:17:41] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?
    [00:23:14] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.
    [00:25:46] Analyzing the scene told in the song.
    [00:31:36] The Change
    [00:33:39] Writing Techniques
    [00:37:15] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?
    [00:41:48] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet
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    • 44 min
    Making listeners relate to the inner turmoil of your song's character

    Making listeners relate to the inner turmoil of your song's character

    #014 - A Wonderful Way To Show The Change Of Your Song's Character - while letting love take on the role of the villain!

    Do you want to make your listeners relate to your song's character's troubles?
    But you don't know how to pull it off?
    Are you looking for a way to show the personal development of your song's main character ...
    especially, when you want to show the hardship your character had to go through ...
    in order to become who they are today.
    Great News!
    This new podcast episode will help you ...
    Because it shows you a wonderful way to show the change of your song's character while letting love take on the role of the villain!
    And still, be writing a wonderful little love story.
    Does that sound exciting?
    If yes, then tune in to study the successful hit "I'm A Believer" by the Monkees with me!

    Here's what we cover:

    [00:01:18] What you’ll learn in this episode
    [00:02:13] "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees
    [00:04:50] Step 1: Summary - What is the song about?
    [00:10:26] Step 2: Observer - Who is the main character of the song?
    [00:15:08] Step 3: Narration - Analyzing the storytelling craft.
    [00:17:21] Analyzing the scene told in the song.
    [00:19:47] The Change
    [00:20:56] Writing Techniques
    [00:23:19] Step 4: Gist - What is the message of the song?
    [00:24:37] How a first-person narration can hook your audience
    [00:26:06] Song Exercise - The Lovers Meet
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    • 28 min

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