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Old 01-25-2020, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Mbroady View Post
This might not help with organizational aspects of songwriting, but the best advise I ever received is allow your self to suck as a writer. Its ok to write crappy songs as long as you are writing. This shuts the editor off. And every now and then you will surprise yourself with a song that does not suck

I have loads of crappy songs. But I now have a collection of songs that I feel proud of. They would never have been written if I did not allow my self to write the crappy ones. And some of the crappy ones have potential to improve.
This is wonderful, and so true. Are you a fan of Anne Lamott, by any chance? In her book on writing, Bird by Bird, she recommends writing ****ty first drafts.
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