A good lyricist is one that is able to use words in such a way that it complements the music, helps make the song memorable and attracts the attention of the listeners. A good lyricist works well with others and is knowledgeable about various song forms and music styles.
What other pointers should a lyricist keep in mind?:
Gain knowledge about different music genres. Learn about the different song forms. Listen and look closely at the hits of today and the past, determine what made it a hit.
Many Lyric Writers have had great success in the Lyric Contest through Song of the Year Lyric Contest