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Three Ways to Get Inspired to Write Again (and Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Songwriting)

John here… have you given up on your songwriting? Yeah, I know it’s easy to do that because I’ve done it, too. I actually went almost a decade without writing anything. Just got busy doing good things, paying the bills, letting life happen to me instead of for me.  Don’t know if I just got burned out or….??? Anyway, God rekindled my desire to write when I was going through a ministry breakdown with some people I loved. I hadn’t sat down at the keyboard or picked up the guitar to write seriously in about nine years at that time

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Five Common Songwriting Mistakes to Avoid

Do you ever feel like the gears are slipping and you’re just NOT getting anywhere with your songwriting? Hey, I get it. Been there… bought the t-shirt, the bumper sticker, and the fridge magnet. It’s not fun to feel like you’re not getting where you want to go, but sometimes

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Writing Your Best Songs Now

Can’t finish your songs? Unsure how to connect with listeners? Here’s how you can start writing your best songs now! Writing Your Best Songs Now If you’re struggling to find great ideas or finish your songs, odds are it’s not a lack of inspiration. Being a Christian songwriter means you’re

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Our Best Songwriting Tips for 2021

With 2020 slowly fading in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our focus to the opportunities God is bringing us in this New Year. We thought some fresh songwriting tips might be just the ticket for you to get things off to a great start! The global hardships, pandemics,

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Taming Your “Inner Critic” (Three Ways to Overcome Self-Sabotage)

Shutdown again by that nagging voice inside that says you’ll never be good enough? If you’re a serious songwriter who keeps getting blocked by a critical inner voice, you’re in good company. A lot of songwriters struggle with negative internal dialog that keeps them frustrated and fruitless. But it doesn’t

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NCS Launches New Course “Your Best Songs Now”

Continuing in their mission “to empower Christian songwriters worldwide,” Nashville Christian Songwriters has launched a new self-directed online course entitled “Your Best Songs Now” written and led by NCS President and veteran songwriter, John Chisum. “When it comes to songwriting,” says Chisum, “process is everything. Whether songwriters realize it or

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Five Common Songwriting Mistakes to Avoid

Do you ever feel like the gears are slipping and you’re just NOT getting anywhere with your songwriting? Hey, I get it. Been there… bought the t-shirt, the bumper sticker, and the fridge magnet. It’s not fun to feel like you’re not getting where you want to go, but sometimes

Read More »

Writing Your Best Songs Now

Can’t finish your songs? Unsure how to connect with listeners? Here’s how you can start writing your best songs now! Writing Your Best Songs Now If you’re struggling to find great ideas or finish your songs, odds are it’s not a lack of inspiration. Being a Christian songwriter means you’re

Read More »
Musical instruments with "Our Best Songwriting Tips for 2021"

Our Best Songwriting Tips for 2021

With 2020 slowly fading in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our focus to the opportunities God is bringing us in this New Year. We thought some fresh songwriting tips might be just the ticket for you to get things off to a great start! The global hardships, pandemics,

Read More »

Taming Your “Inner Critic” (Three Ways to Overcome Self-Sabotage)

Shutdown again by that nagging voice inside that says you’ll never be good enough? If you’re a serious songwriter who keeps getting blocked by a critical inner voice, you’re in good company. A lot of songwriters struggle with negative internal dialog that keeps them frustrated and fruitless. But it doesn’t

Read More »
NCS Course Graphic

NCS Launches New Course “Your Best Songs Now”

Continuing in their mission “to empower Christian songwriters worldwide,” Nashville Christian Songwriters has launched a new self-directed online course entitled “Your Best Songs Now” written and led by NCS President and veteran songwriter, John Chisum. “When it comes to songwriting,” says Chisum, “process is everything. Whether songwriters realize it or

Read More »

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