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Actionable steps to get you through your worst creative lulls. | SongFancy.com, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter

What to Do When You’re at the Bottom of the Creative Roller Coaster

October 23, 2017

The creative roller coaster of emotions is totally a thing. If you’re an artist of any kind, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Some days you love your work. You’re on cloud nine, and nothing can bring you down. You’re writing constantly, and every song feels like a huge…

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Perfectionism. Comparison. Defeat. Paralyzing self-doubt. All of these things are par for the course for creatives. Here's what songwriters can do when they're at the bottom of the roller coaster. | SongFancy.com, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

How to Deal with Crippling Self Doubt, the Roller Coaster of Emotions, and Love Your Songs Again

October 16, 2017

Deep breaths. Do you love to write songs? Like, most days, do you really enjoy it? Yes? Ok, another deep breath. Then move to step 4. Your latest song does not equal your entire worth as a songwriter. Let’s look at that one again. Your latest song does not equal your entire…

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Writer's block sucks. Here's what you can do to move past it. | SongFancy.com

What to do when Writer’s Block Hits… Hard

September 5, 2016

Real talk: being a creative writery-type person is draining. You know it. Some days, it’s like we have so many new ideas and songs pouring out of us like a faucet that it’s hard to even get them all down on paper. We love life and our songs are coming…

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How to find the cowriters you were meant to write with. #songwriting #creativity #Nashville Songfancy.com

How to Find Cowriters You Absolutely Love Working With

December 1, 2015

If you’re new to cowriting, it can be one of the weirdest things you’ll ever do. When I first started writing songs, I kept them to myself. I snuck upstairs into my dad’s study to goof around with his guitars and write instrumentals on the keyboard. It was something private,…

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Hey. Hey, you.

September 14, 2015

A note to encourage you: Say yes to new opportunities. New friendships. New lyrics and movements. Say no to naysayers. Say no to that angry little voice in your head telling you you’re not good enough. Put that pen to paper. Let it wander. It doesn’t have to be words at…

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How You Know You’re on the Right Track

July 1, 2015

You’re tired all the time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll always feel guilty, like you should be doing something “productive” with every free second you have. You’re playing out every night you have the energy to. You’re writing all the time. You hate your songs. Except when you…

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