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    So interesting how many different perspectives you'll get from writers on their process.

    For me finding inspiration definitely comes from being very honest about what I'm going through if I'm writing for myself. I find if I try to write a song and not tell the story as authentically as possible, then it doesn't work for me, I lose my ability to write more than a verse or so. But if I just look in the mirror and say okay...let's just open up on this track I can write the whole song very quickly and connect on a much deeper level I find.

    That's why it's so interesting to see what others have said because for me, writing for myself I don't actually find fun, because I'm forcing myself to be super honest and open about things I try to hide from and avoid addressing within myself and with other people, which can be quite taxing. However, I do find it extremely satisfying once done because I actually learn even more about myself as a person and learn more about how I truly feel/felt about whatever situation I was writing about by going through that whole process. That satisfaction for me lasts a long, long time.

    That said, writing from someone else's perspective I actually do find quite fun, and I do find that to be a great alternative method to finding inspiration because you have to deliver a message from your own interpretation whilst not losing sight or meaning of the original story, which is in fact someone else's to begin with. Challenging in it's own respect but a great way to access different parts of your creative mind when writing.

    Finally I also agree with easing up on structure a bit but not too too much. I say disregard obsessing about the little things such as having to have perfect rhymes in a literal sense when writing line by line, and I agree with others who have said try not to think too too hard about how a line might fit into a song from a syllable perspective, just write the line out...and then play with the flow before you move onto the next line, set of lines, or even after the whole song is done...my opinion is doing this actually will often make a song turn out better because you won't stay on the same flow too long, which could get stale to a listener - you'll be forced to switch up the flow because you want to say something as you intended to say it and in order to do that you had to find a creative way to make it all fit.

    My $0.02.
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    Hi,

    Notice how you said, "I can make beats all day, they kind of flow..."

    Why do you think that is...?

    Hopefully, this reply will enlighten you a little.

    Music is a form of expression. Remember that while you are creating.
    You are simply expressing whatever is inside of you...

    It's easier for you to make beats because the creative energy is flowing through you.

    There isn't much effort.

    You just sit down, and it flows through you.

    However, when you try to write lyrics, there isn't much flow.

    Instead, you have to force it. Then you don't get the results you are looking for.

    In this case, inspiration won't help.

    Inspiration is for long-term goals/visions/dreams.

    When you are inspired to do something, you go!

    You just need to figure out how to let that creative energy flow through you.

    Right now, the energy flows when it chooses.


    Hope this helps,
    Devin
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    seems like your on to something give it more time

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    ID agree with the guy saying write free form and then mold the ideas to the beat. My friend when hes writing just writes down some ideas to talk about and just goes in the booth and spits until the idea becomes complete

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonreymun View Post
    i totally agree with this! dont over work yourself. its ok to take breaks! have fun with it and maybe try writing melodies instead of lyrics over your beats. then if the idea or melody is intriguing enough to you, that will spark the tiny bit of inspiration you need to expand on your ideas. good luck!
    yeah same, also u can try to write when u listen something new or some characters u like in a notepad and use it when u want write

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    Perhaps just write... write when you're happy, write whhen you're angry, write when you're fucked up, embrace your emotions, it's alright to feel. In turn you begin to associate emotions with scales and notes and how they change shape or form, musical emotion...
    Express yourself through your writing AND music and find you're balance...
    Writing is considered a way of expressing emotion as well. Grammar, punctuation, pauses, cut offs, and even prepositions make a big difference in how lyrics are sung/rapped/talked.

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