Story Songwriting – with Michael McNevin

“Writing Down The Movies In Your Head”

Songs can work like short fiction or short films, with characters, place, dialogue, suspense, metaphor, and point of view. Visuals and song “furniture,” combined with a story line, can inspire rewarding lyrical twists. With eyes and ears and stories, we’ll explore the “movies in your head.” Topics can be common or odd, the artistic challenge is always there: communicate an authentic and original story that holds together and takes us someplace. Explore ways to push a story-song along, and bend lyrics in unique and original directions.