Is Motivation Different From Inspiration?

I wonder if someone has ever asked you where you find your motivation for songwriting. And if so, I wonder if you would give a different answer if they asked you to describe where you find your inspiration? Inspiration is a favourite word for people in the creative arts. By inspiration, most artists mean the initial “spark” that causes […]

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Reaping Rewards

We often speak of writer’s block as being a state of mind that keeps you from coming up with anything useful despite all your best efforts to write. A creative block usually means staring at a blank sheet of paper, watching every good idea fizzle away. But there’s another kind of frustration that occurs: the […]

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What Inspiration Means to a Songwriter

There are commonly-used words in the music world that have several meanings, depending on who’s using the word, and the context in which the word is being used. For example, you’ll find that the word “hook” can mean a short, catchy bit of music, but it also might mean an entire chorus — depending on who’s talking, and on […]

The Emotional Motivation To Sing Your Songs

Ever wonder why someone else would want to sing your songs? _____________ Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ This may seem odd, but do you ever look at your most recently-written song, and wonder what the motivation might be for someone else to sing it? It may […]

Inspiration is Great, But You Need Something More Longterm

Inspiration is short-term; now ask yourself “What motivates me?” ____________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with this FREE eBOOK: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. 7 Songwriting eBooks for $37 _____________ It may be a normal thing to refer to the word “inspiration” when talking about the creative arts, and “motivation” […]

The Difference Between Inspiration and Motivation for Songwriting

If you write songs only when inspired, you’re missing out on the benefits of motivation. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle TODAY, and receive your free eBook “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ In casual conversation, you may be inclined to use the words “inspiration” and “motivation” interchangeably. For example, you might […]