Every lyricist has an opinion on battling writers block. Some are easy to follow where others are quite complex.
For me, not knowing if I can fill the page with anything that makes sense freaks me out! Music and lyrics go hand in hand, so one without the other is hauntlingly lonely and sad. Staring at a blank page that grows increasingly larger with each second, can make your task of writing difficult.
Looking for ways to lighten up on how you feel is usually done before you even look at the page. When you are staring at the page it's too late. You may start to spiral in like I do. It's better to prime the pump first.
Here are some of my tips:
1. Brainstorm in your head.
2. Record yourself brainstorming outloud.
3. Picture a 3 minute video playing in your head of any one of your brainstorming ideas.
4. Repeat the video over and over until you can tell the story like a storybook.
5. Next, Take out a huge piece of paper, like the ones at the art store. Sit and write everything all over it, no stopping just purge your brain of what you were thinking about.
6. Get up and walk around. Come back and read what you wrote down on the big piece of paper.
7. Think about it some more.
8. Do the big paper thing all over again.
9. At this point you should have something to write about, even if you're not thrilled with the idea your mind and creative juices should be starting to flow.
10. When this fails, I sit at my desk and just wrote the word nothing over and over till something pops out, could be pages of it. Usually I get a line here or there to start a conversation with the page.
Any tips given to you are all correct. Some work better then others, so it becomes just what works for the individual writer.
The most important piece of advice is don't let it get you down, don't get worried about it, just keep picking up your pen or keyboard and write something, anything everyday!
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