Learning is part of this process too. Teachers; GOOD teachers are vital. Pat Pattison is a beautiful poet, and gifted songwriting/lyric writing master. He's honed his skills. He teaches all over the world. He's got great exercises to help enhance your lyricist.
In my opinion there is nothing worse than a great melody/song with shitty lyrics. In a song, you can't write a novel. You've got about 3-5 minutes to get your point across. Every word matters.
This songwriting retreat in British Columbia (just outside of Vancouver) is a real gift to give your songwriter. Ambience, great food, and great teachers. Pat will be there (he's my mentor from Berklee) and Bonnie Hayes (a great musician/songwriter), Don Osborne (Vancouver music business savviest man) and myself (I'll be teaching and boosting your vocal abilities).
You're songwriter, your songs, they are worth this. Check it out. Spread the word.