Beating Songwriter's Block
Gary Ewer
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Beating Songwriter's Block: Jump-Start Your Words and Music
Gary Ewer
Backbeat Books
192 pages
March 2014
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Writer's block. It is an impediment every bit as real as a closed road or a washed-out bridge. In a songwriter, it is a severance of the connection between the hardwired and the heartfelt. That is, for some inexplicable reason--up until this book was written--things you always knew how to do you no longer know how to do. Writing poignant lyrics is about as impossible as walking on the moon. Coming up with a catchy melody? You may as well try walking on water.

It is a mysterious moment in the life of a songwriter, but everyone has felt it. Here, the author lays out the symptoms and offers the treatments. Chapters include Songwriter's Block: What It Is and Where it Comes From; Rebuilding Your Writing Life; Thinking Like a Songwriter; Writing Words That Count; and Use Your Imagination.

This is a wonderful resource that helps the songwriter both spiritually and in a real-world sense. Ewer not only tells you how to get over the writing block; once you've reached the other side, he offers insightful steps about creating thoughtfully-structured songs.

It is a demon sitting on the shoulder of every songwriter just waiting to bite you on the neck and suck out your creativity. Buy this book, read it, and use it to ward off the evil, soul-crushing imp. It works.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Steven Rosen, 2014

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