“How do you write a song?” It’s a difficult question for a songwriter to answer. Often, it’s not only different for each song writer, but different for each song.
I’m not so sure the Greeks didn’t have it right when they coined the concepts of muses as the source of inspiration for artists & philosophers. In my experience, I’ve rarely had luck when I sat down with the intention of creating a song. I have to wait for inspiration to strike, always at the most inconvenient times, when I’m scrambling for a napkin of a bit of paper to capture that inspiration before it disappears.