Storytelling – Mining Your Past, Mining Your Present

Michael McNevinby Michael McNevin

What makes a song special, memorable, a keeper? Verse, chorus, bridge, and melody are the basic building blocks. But for many songs, it is the story in the lyric that makes it special. As storytellers, we’ll explore songwriting angles, blend short fiction techniques with other songwriting and storytelling tools to mine your past, mine your present. Turn the details of big or small life experiences into song fodder, it’s just a matter of spotting the story and deciding how to tell it.