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I recently started letting a few people read my poems. I normally hated doing that because of how personal they are to me but as I got more and more shockingly positive feedback it made me feel better about it. Two separate people, both musicians, have asked me to turn my poetry into songs for them or to write songs with them. One of them won’t stop sorta begging me (should I be flattered or annoyed?). But the thing is – I have no clue how to write music. I barely know how to write poetry. When I do it’s just a stream of conscious sort of thing. So I was wondering if anyone could help me out with some tips? I’m really struggling out with finding a style, as in like how to structure my phrases. I know what words I want to write but I don’t know how to make them sound best. Advice on that and really anything else would be greatly appreciated! I would love to make music, I just never thought I had it in me.
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Wow! You sound a lot like me. I would love to be a lyricist for a musician. I also write poetry since it just comes naturally to me. Sorry this reply probably hasn't helped you much with your question, but I thought I would share my enthusiasm!
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You should definitely be flattered! Compliments have become so rare these days and if there are people asking you to write for them and you're interested too, then definitely go for it! Don't aim for creating a chart-topper right from the start. That will divide your intentions. Be true to yourself, work in collaboration with those musician friends and just see how it goes. The more you create, the better you'll get at it.
All the best!
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