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Songwriting Without Boundaries by Pat Pattison

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AFTERWORD

Of course, you know you haven’t finished. You’ve really only started. You now have the focus and the discipline that makes writing such a joyful experience. You can begin doing your work with new skills, new eyes and ears.

Do your morning object writing; you have so many variations on it, you can stay excited to see what your writer will come up with next. I’d tell you to do metaphor exercises on a regular basis, but it’s probably too late for that. Metaphor should be such a part of your bloodstream by now that the exercises have become your normal way of seeing.

You should now be faster with your rhythms and more attentive to rhyme and rhyme structures. That’ll make brainstorming ideas more fun, since now you can do it while you’re ...

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