Push through it. Keep writing even if its just junk. The point is that writer's block can quickly extend and extend until suddenly you're just not a writer anymore but just someone who thinks about writing sometime or other. There is a tendency for people to put off writing until they feel just right and often people have things like 'I'll write when I have time, or my new pen, or my new guitar or when its sunny or when my lucky socks are out of the wash... It doesn't matter what the specifics are, everyone experiences the 'I'll write when....' syndrome and usually that's because the mind is coming up with excuses.
(Original post by AdamHarriis)
Well I've played around with song writing for a few years but never really put anything together properly and just left them as ideas.
So this summer I've set myself a challenge to write 1 or 2 songs each month if I can!
But obviously for any writer it's horrible when writers block turns up. I was just wondering if you guys have any ways of getting over it?
Maybe take a break?
Look for other inspiration etc?
At the point where you don't know what you want to write and continue anyway the mind can switch over into creativity rather than being stuck in thinking too hard. So keep going whatever even if you find yourself writing 'old macdonald has a farm.....' one day.... writing and creating in itself gathers momentum through the act of doing rather than thinking and waiting so do something every day and exercise those creative muscles until they become really strong!
Last edited by catoswyn; 21-08-2012 at 22:17.