In terms of songwriting tips for beginners – keep a notebook to hand. Write things down in the car, in your phone even; record snippets of ideas throughout the day – lyrics, melodies, chord patterns, creative thoughts, wild and wacky drum patterns, etc.

The more you write, the closer you get to writing that one song that really reaches out. Whether you see this task as purely for fun, or something to genuinely help you escape your songwriting hiatus & build a lasting, enjoyable habit – here are 100 songwriting prompts & ideas to play around with.