Wordplay Thursday #140

Wordplay Thursday

Welcome to Wordplay Thursday!

Here’s a writing prompt for you. It’s a simple fill-in-the-blank. You can use one word or several. Feel free to get as crazy, genre-appropriate, or as imaginative as you want. The point is to get the creative juices flowing. And it’s a good thing to dig deeper, so don’t stop at the first idea that hits you. Try coming up with at least five things.

And this week, let’s try to get at least ONE IMAGE in at least one of your plays.

“Bill was after that girl like ______ after _____.”

I’ll give you an example to get you started:

“Bill was after that girl like a lawyer after an ambulance.

Wordplay Thursday

I’d love to hear what you come up with, so please share in the comments. Oh, and please keep your posts below an R-rating. It’s a family show, after all!

And thanks to Jessica Stewart, Larry M Clark, Todd, Ty Devine, Joe M, Barney Coulter, Debbie Convoy, Louis Blanchard, Ken Matthiesen, Brandon Tijolo Russ, Ed Leavitt, Michael Klenda, Mitch Matthews, Leigh Cara, Tommy Kib, McD, Nick S, Steve Brackin,  Linda Keser, Joe Slyzelia, and everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #139 (read it here)! Great job!

Since strong imagery is such an important part of professional-level songwriting, I’ve put together a course on imagery. It’s called, “Use Imagery To Supercharge Your Songwriting (Like The Pros Do)” and it’s available now!

The course guides you as you learn to:

  1. Effectively use both literal and figurative imagery.
  2. Make your story come to life using imagery.
  3. Prove your character’s personality using imagery.
  4. Make your listener connect to your character’s emotions using imagery.
  5. Hook your listener in the song’s first few lines using imagery.
  6. And begin more songs (more easily) using imagery exercises as the start of your songwriting process.

And since we’re all songwriters, that means you might not have the means to pay for the full course right now.  Not to worry.  I’ve made three packages of the course available.  Each one has great, helpful content.  Just choose the one that works best for you by CLICKING HERE.

And there is an upcoming LIVE imagery workshop on Tuesday, May 17.  Not only does it come with all the course materials, I’ll be there to answer your questions and walk you through some great material not covered in the course!

If you’re ready to “Use Imagery To Supercharge Your Songwriting (Like The Pros Do)” CLICK HERE or on the image below.

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God Bless and Enjoy the Journey,

Brent

Man vs Row

22 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #140”

  1. Bill was after that girl like collections after my money.

    Bill was after that girl like the Kardashians after attention.

    Bill was after that girl like kids after the ice cream truck.

    Bill was after that girl like a farm dog after trucks. And cows. And rabbits.

  2. All together now..lol
    “Bill was after that girl like POLICE CARS CHASING, after RACE CARS RACING, IN A MOVIE SCENE.”
    “Bill was after that girl like HIS LIFE MEANT NOTHING, after 2 YEARS WANTING, WHAT HE HADN’T SEEN.”
    ‘Bill was after that girl like He’s LIVING IN A MOVIE after HOTTIE SAYS TO CUTIE, “YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING”.’
    “Bill was after that girl like WE SHOULD ALL BE CHASING after SOMETHING SO AMAZING ONLY SEEN IN OUR DREAMS.”

  3. Bill was after that girl like a barn cat after a field mouse.

    Bill was after that girl like a blue collar after a 5 o clock long neck.

    Bill was after that girl like a Las Vegas slot machine after quarters.

  4. Bill was after that girl like ____ after ____.
    * a slice of lime after a shot of Quervo.
    * he was a bootlegger and she was whiskey after prohibition.
    * the neighbors bulldog after the mailman.
    * the tin man after a heart

  5. – “Bill was after that girl like _Roscoe P Coltrain_ after _them Duke boys_.”

    – “Bill was after that girl like _Wile E Coyote_ after _Roadrunner_.”

    – “Bill was after that girl like _Daddy Rabbit_ after _Momma Rabbit_.”

    – “Bill was after that girl like _an earl morning bass _ after _a buzz bait_.”

    – “Bill was after that girl like _a cheetah_ after _a gazelle_.”

  6. “Bill was after that girl like ______ after _____.”
    -a landlord after rent.
    -a wino after a bottle.
    -a politician after a vote.
    -dessert after supper.
    -an old sinner after salvation.

  7. “Bill was after that girl like ______ after _____.”

    …a man after hunger strike
    …cops after donuts
    …a missile after launching
    …guards after a prison break
    …Hoover after Kennedy

  8. “Bill was after that girl like ______ after _____.”

    …paparazzi after scandal
    …fish after bait
    …lion after prey
    …a slugger after a fastball

  9. Bill was after that girl like…

    …Hilary after the White House.

    …a chipper early morning robin after its first juicy worm.

    …a schmecker chasing the dragon
    (street slang for a heroin addict getting his inhaled dose. I had to look it up.)

    …a storm cloud after a freshly washed BMW.

    …the super pacs after complete control,
    the bottom line is they have no soul.

  10. I have a question regarding your latest C.L.I.M.B. pod cast. You said that commercially viable songs should be up tempo. Well, I wrote a love song mainly about a couple making love on the beach. It is in the process of having up tempo music put to it, but, to me, it sounds rushed instead of romantic. Should love songs also be up tempo? I value your opinion.

    1. You have to serve the song, ultimately. If uptempo kills the vibe, don’t go uptempo. But usually try to give it as much groove/tempo/energy as possible. Thanks for listening!

  11. “Bill was after that girl,
    Like a castaway after a steak.”

    “Bill was after that girl like a pirate
    Obsessed with the ‘X’ markin’ the spot.”

  12. “Bill was after that girl like ______ after _____.”

    …a funnel cloud after land fall
    ….a running back after punt returns
    …chasing his bookie after game day

  13. Bill was after that girl like……after……
    I am after the truth.
    I am after tangy sweet tarts.
    I am after the peace in my soul.
    I am after fafafels, hummus, and tabouleh.
    We are after relativity.

  14. like a sleazy politician after another uninformed vote.
    like a cheap comedian after any kind of laugh.
    like a CEO after another outrageous raise…& getting it.
    like a taxpayer after a tax decrease…& not getting it.
    like the devil after one’s soul…which he may or may not get.

  15. Bill was after that girl like a cold beer after a shot of fireball whiskey.
    Bill was after that girl like puddle jumpers after a rainstorm.
    Bill was after that girl like aloe after a sunburn.
    Bill was after that girl like lumberjack at a buffet table
    Bill was after that girl like an olympic racer in second place.

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