Each songwriting workshop I’ve been conducting has focused on a topic. The first topic was food, one of my favorites because it has so many possibilities! The first assignment was to pick an object relating to food and write from its perspective. Everyone picked utensil related objects – pans, cast irons, gas stove starters, etc – but had a unique perspective for each object. Some objects knew they were valuable, some wanted change for their users, and others were power songs about their purpose.