1. Hear a riff/melody/sample I really enjoy.
  2. Grab guitar or laptop.
  3. Attempt to recreate aforementioned riff/melody/sample on above mentioned instrument.
  4. Fail at previously stated intended outcome.
  5. Listen back at failed attempt to steal a key element of a song I like and think "well this sounds interesting too".
  6. Listen to another song I like, repeat process for "inspiration" for verse/chorus/bridge/hook.
  7. Feel satisfied with being a creative genius.