OK, so I feel a bit sick. I've just started my new online business, Song Doctor and it feels remarkably similar to what I call blank page syndrome. You know, when you switch off your phone, make yourself a fresh pot of coffee, sit down importantly at the table, open your shiny new notebook, pick up your favourite pen and you're faced with your nemesis .....a blank page. What have you got? Nothing. Nada. Zip.
You shift in your seat, sigh loudly, look left to the kitchen and the dishes you've already done so they don't actually need doing, but they might. You look right to the laundry basket but yes, everything's already folded. Bugger. So there's no alternative but back to the page. The blank empty white page. So blank. So white. So empty. Like your mind. Right now. No number one hits falling out of your brain cascading onto the pages to dance off into the musical stratosphere, like a real songwriter would have....but then, are you an actual REAL songwriter. Maybe not, maybe you just CAN'T DO IT! Maybe you should give up now, BEFORE YOU EVEN START! Before everyone FINDS OUT YOU'RE A PHONEY!
Sound familiar?? Even just a little bit??
Well, if it does, take heart. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
Sometimes, it feels like we have to fight for any bit of spare time to sit down and actually attend to the business and pleasure of songwriting, but when we finally get there, it seems an almost insurmountable task to put one songwriting foot in front of the other.
What's up with that????!!
Here's the issue! The number one thing that stops us writing is the absence of flow. If you've got flow, you can write anywhere anytime, but if it isn't there, it's a massive effort to squeeze a single note out, let alone a whole song.
You have to do everything in your power to encourage, support and develop your flow.
And I'm going to show you how.
Then writing becomes miles more satisfying and way more fun. It becomes something you can't wait to do, rather than something you gunna do one day soon, mate. Yeah, right!
Hi, I'm Charlotte Yates and I can help you get better at writing songs.