Author: Phöenix Lazare
To become the best songwriter you can be, you must first discover and explore your natural inspiration. This is one of the most important parts of our voices as artists; it is what fuels our creative fire. It is true that as songwriters we need to learn and continue to educate ourselves on tools to enhance the quality of our writing, but inspiration is the foundation that our work stands on. Nurture it; trust it.
I do not believe that inspiration can be forced, nor do I think you should ever force yourself to write if it’s only going to continue to frustrate you. This is often how songwriters fall out of love with the craft. That being said, I speak from experience when I say that there are ways to stimulate yourself creatively and encourage inspiration to be present with you in the moment.