The Curse of the Second Verse
So maybe you've written verse one and a chorus, but when you get to verse two, you're feeling really stuck! What is going on? In this video, Steve talks about the use of "song templates" to keep forward momentum while writing. One example is "the metaphor" template, in which the second verse is allowed to be not so literally connected to the first verse. He also touches on linear story songs as well as using a timeline technique.