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Assuming it's something you're writing on spec, I think you need to write your best attempt at the song lyrics. (Why write a musical if you don't write songs?) If you're offering a musical and you write "Insert song here" it seems jarring for the reader. It's a like reading "Insert great plot twist". If a writer has been hired to write a musical, it could ...


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A musical has 3 kinds of writing in it: the “book” (aka the “play”) written by the writer the lyrics, written by the lyricist the music, written by the composer … if you don’t write all 3 yourself then you need collaborators. Generally speaking, the lyrics are written either first or concurrently with the book because they are the most important parts ...



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