24 Jul Fun Fact #11: Write it like a country music song!
Did you know that country music can stimulate your creative juices and get them flowing? We listen to the radio in the office and find ourselves singing along to the music, especially country music. It is emotional, moving yet simple, and many times very enlightening. Wikihow.com explained it perfectly in 10 steps:
Most country songs are quite simple. All you need to do is sing about how you’re feeling. If you’re happy, sad, mad, nervous, or even scared, write it in a phrase, but then give it a tune. Then you have a country song.
Same holds true for writing for business. Think of business emotions and mindsets: happy, fearful, overwhelmed, frustrated…. the many ways your clients and prospects may feel that drives them to search for a solution: YOU.
Here are a few more points made by Wikihow.com. Rule #1:
Almost every country song is written around a “hook,” a phrase that is repeated several times in the song and is easily remembered, like “Friends in Low Places.” The hook comes early in the song, most often in the chorus, and it is repeated several times. Hooks are often plays on common expressions, as in “Friends in Low Places” or seeming contradictions, like “This Life is Me.” When you hear a common phrase, twist it around to see if it makes for an interesting book. Tim McGraw’s “It’s a Business Doing Pleasure with You” is a recent example.
Or rule #5:
Good songs tell stories, so think of how the story progresses in your song. Even if it’s just a “slice of life” story, it should paint a picture that describes what the narrator is experiencing.
How’s rule #7? Great advice: pack meaning!
Use strong verbs and concrete images. Make every word work hard. Lots of songs are fewer than 100 words, so they’ve got to pack a lot of meaning.
Now take that emotion and put yourself in that mindset and write. Can’t write? It’s ok, map out the talking points and we can write it with you and show you how its done and you will soon be singing a happy tune.
Thanks to Wikihow.com. It’s a super site.