The Dark and Terrible Secrets to all Songwriting

Here's a fun thread from which illustrates an interesting songwriter phenomenon I've encountered. In my experience, when you start talking about structures and formulas and tricks and techniques around musicians and songwriters and music fans, everyone who cares enough about the subject to hear you out almost always goes totally insane.

I don't really understand why that is, but I've never found a songwriter forum anywhere that had people who seemed interested in figuring out how you make songs entertaining for people. I secretly believe that the people who know about such things purposefully fill up songwriting forums with crazy ramblings about muses and souls.

Now that I have outed the conspiracy I believe I will be assassinated.