Songwriter and pen

How Long Should a Songwriting Session Be?

If songwriting is the kind of activity for you where there’s no particular pressure to get something written, there’s nothing like the freedom of starting and stopping as the whim hits you. The biggest problem with writing when you want to is keeping disciplined. There can be days (weeks? months?) when it’s hard to get something […]

guitar

Putting Songs Away as Part of Your Songwriting Process

It’s not unusual for songwriters to get a song started quickly, and then have everything slow down. You might start with a flurry of ideas that all come together with ease, and it can be exciting. But then you’ll notice the excitement fading a bit as you struggle to put things together – to make a final […]

Frustrated songwriter

Taking Full Advantage of Songwriting Dissatisfaction

We tend to think of dissatisfaction as being a negative trait. That word conjures up notions of being unhappy and defeatist. Certainly to be dissatisfied comes hand-in-hand with being a bit unhappy. But I would make the point that unless you’re dissatisfied, it’s hard to improve as a songwriter. We might be tempted to use […]

How to Deal With Songwriting Frustration

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Poetry and lyrics

5 Cures For a Bad Case of Songwriter Burnout

Take a look at “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle packages, available at the online store. You may think that burnout is a simple matter of being busy, but that’s not usually true. Most people in the arts suffer from burnout from time to time, and describing it as being overly busy doesn’t really come […]

Composing Ideas Instead of Songs Can Get You Through a Creative Block

 It’s time to get serious about your songwriting. Get “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle, written by Gary Ewer. Time to become the best songwriter you can be! Read more.. ______________ One of the most common causes of moderate or severe writer’s block is the fear of failure. It usually begins this way: you start creating song ideas (bits […]