Last weekend, as part of the Festival of Darwin, a free songwriting workshop was held by Danielle a.k.a. 'Mama Kin' .
Danielle spoke to use about her own musical journey, and the techniques she uses for songwriting these days. She explained, and got us to do some exercises on 'Objective Writing', where you pick a random object and then do a type of guided 'stream of consciousness' writing to describe the sight, sound, smell, taste, feel, body and emotion of the object.
It was certainly eye opening to see the sorts of creative juices that a (time limited) objective writing session can give you - it really gives you the impetus and momentum needed to do deep within yourself and write songs that will connect with people because they use these 7 basic senses.
I don't write lyrical songs at the moment, because I cannot sing myself, but one day I hope to write a song with lyrics that someone else can sing.