Songwriting can be one of the most rewarding or most frustrating parts of creating music. I wanted to put together a list of resources to help budding songwriters out!
-Rhymezone: http://www.rhymezone.com/ Rhymezone is an invaluable resource to help you find words that go together! You can put any word in the search bar and find exact rhymes, similar rhyme words and about a million in-betweens (as if you knew there were 'in-between' rhymes!)
-Muse's Muse Articles: http://www.musesmuse.com/res-beginners.html Muse's Muse is not a great website truth be told, but the articles on this page does have some great albeit dated articles about helping you transform your songwriting ideas into full fledged songs. The 'Verse Development' article is one of the highlights on this page.
-Understanding and Writing Lyrics Series: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec00/articles/lyric.asp This is a really long article split up into 5 parts but it provides some really great information. It was written in 2001 and it is amusing to read the sort of stagnation the writer feels towards pop music which looking back from today is fun to see how pop music today tends to be even further detached.
Check these out and if you have some resources to add post them below and I will add them to the list!