1. Start with lyrics instead of music, especially if you’re an inexperienced lyric writer. Many songwriters have spent countless hours practicing an instrument but very little time writing lyrics. A great way to focus your lyrics is to start writing from the title and there are over a dozen techniques for writing titles in the Speed Songwriting Cheat Sheet.
2. Outline your lyrics with a song plot. These can get you started: 10 Song Plots.
3. Use the Lyric Triad to come up with rich and detailed lyric ideas whenever you get stuck. Here’s how: The Lyric Triad.