Writing a song that it pure is always a battle. Roger Hodgson, who wrote major hits for Supertramp back in the 70s, says to do it alone.
"They really come from my own life experiences so that, I think, other people related to them and were feeling the same things I was. I was just able to express them. I wrote them when I was alone."
Read the complete article and more songwriting tips from Hodgson at NJ.com