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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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Here's how to fight the constant perfectionism, love your songs again, and see yourself as a serious songwriter (without being too serious all the time). | SongFancy.com | Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

How to Take Yourself Seriously as a Songwriter, Without Being Too Serious

October 9, 2017

One of the major hurdles for creative people (songwriters, painters, authors, what have you) is we are often our own worst critics. One day, we love our work. We feel the immense sense of pride that comes from creating something out of nothing. But then, the very next day, we can switch…

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We all play it. We know it's bad. But here are some even more devious ways the comparison game rips up your life and your songwriting. | SongFancy.com

Why The Comparison Game Sucks in Ways we Don’t Even Realize

October 2, 2017

Be aware of The Comparison Game. I know for a fact that whenever you’ve written a song that you’re not particularly excited about, you start to talk yourself down. You start to say, “I am just not a good writer. This piece proves it. Why do I even bother. There…

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