Along with not having your songs heard and “getting them out there,” if you’re like most aspiring songwriters, your next greatest challenge is probably what we call “writer’s block.” But what is writer’s block and why do you have it? What causes it and what can cure it? Is there any way to avoid it and discover an endless flow of creativity to fuel your songwriting?
If you’ve listened to these podcasts, you’ve already heard John Chisum doesn’t believe in writer’s block, despite the millions who seemingly suffer from it and commonly complain of it. In this insightful episode, John talks about the causes of decreased work flow and how to reframe the concept of writer’s block to eliminate its power over you and your songwriting forever.
What you’ll learn from this podcast:
- Why you bring all you are to your songs
- The importance of constantly feeding your creativity and how to do it
- Drinking from distant wells… digging new ones
- The iTunes Sweep Exercise and how to find fresh ideas
- How to release yourself from the past with all of its limiting beliefs and behaviors
- Developing detachment from your songs and the results you seek
- What to do when writing isn’t fun anymore
- Why perfectionism kills creativity (and is the flip side of fear)
- Using natural and virtual disruptions to blast through blocks
- Knowing when to walk away from a song (at least for a while)
- Eliminating the idea of being blocked forever and reclaiming your creative power
- And more…