How To Beat Writer’s Block – Tip #7

When writing music or lyrics, people sometimes are afraid of putting something down – as if they expect the first thing they write to be perfect, so they are petrified to be anything less than that.

We as composers have this belief of this fake phenomenon of hit songwriters sitting down and instantly writing a hit. Let me tell you;

  1. It took them a LONG time to get up to that skill.
  2. If they did write a hit song, it was probably there only one.

So my tip to you, is to write something – even if it is bad (in that case you can reflect on what you wrote and learn from it) – everyday. Set yourself 10-minutes in the morning as soon as you wake up for a creative free-write.

Think of it like this, the more you wait for a “hit” to come to you, the more your song writing will get constipated. However, the more you continuously write, the easier it will be to get those creative ideas out of the body and into the world.

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Author: Bryan M. Waring

Bryan Waring is a graduate of USM's School of Music with a B.M. in Performance – Composition and is now attending Belmont University for a M.M. in Commercial Media – Composition & Arranging. During his time at USM, he studied violin with Dino Liva and composition with Dr. Daniel Sonenberg, as well as has premiered several pieces during the semiannual Composer's Ensemble concert series. In 2017, Bryan was a writer for the original musical theater work of "Molded By The Flow," directed by Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert. Outside of school, Bryan has been involved with writing music for videogame developers at Portland's CI2 Lab, collaborating with the King Tide Party, and studying with Larry Groupé (Straw Dogs) in San Diego. Now living in Nashville. Along with composing, Bryan teaches music to children, receiving the Master Teacher Award for his work at ESF Camps; and does audio engineering for live ensembles. Besides talents in music, Bryan is a team-player in any competitive work environment; equipped with skills in leadership, organization, mathematics, creativity, communication, and managing. On the side, Bryan has worked as a model for several skilled artists in the New England area. Among his other accomplishments include obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout in April 2013 with a project of building a side parking area with guide rails for Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT.

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