Originally Posted by Frank_Case
That's what professionals do. Rather than waiting for the planets to line up correctly to create the right mood, they kick it in gear and just do it.
The truth. But sometimes a bit scary. It's the fear of failure or the fear of mediocrity that often keeps one from writing. That certainly has been the case with me at times. In the end you just have to do it if you want to be a writer.
It helps to develop awareness of the world around you so that you can see the ideas that are right in front of your eyes. Awareness and observation are skills that good writers develop that are not often talked about. One source of block is simply not to have any ideas.
Both Lennon and McCartney were both good at being observant of the world around them. The song Paperback Writer was written after Paul read an article about an author in the newspaper. John used a newspaper article in part to write the song A Day in Life.
Ya you can write everyday even if you not in the mood but its not going to be super good work, its good just for keeping your brain active but I don't get what you two are trying to say, if your saying "WRITE EVERYDAY EVEN IF YOUR NOT IN THE MOOD AND OVER TIME YOU WILL GET IN THE MOOD" Then I agree, but if your trying to say "IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOUR IN THE MOOD, JUST WRITE WHEN YOUR NOT IN THE MOOD AND THATS GOING TO BE YOUR BEST WORK OR A HIT SONG" then I STRONGLY DISAGREE.
I can assure you that if I take all my songs I wrote while I was in the mood they TAKE DUMPS on the songs I wrote when I wasn't in the mood. OH YA thats right I have no songs like that because If I'm not in the mood I don't try to make KEEPABLE SONGS. The only reason to write when your not in the mood is just to keep your brain working, practice or trying to get in the mood. If you think you can FORCE a hit song good luck with that.
Lets take a look at some metaphors, similes, punchlines from some of my songs I wrote when I was in the mood.
- You couldn't catch a dope mind with a meth addict
- Call me ronald, I got a smile behind the big mac
- Cause I'ma ****ing die fresh like Billy mays.
- No spaghetti sauce, when I'm heading off, I'll turn his tamatoe to ragoo.
- I ran through more bars than alcoholics
- The only time you got ill was when you caught the flu
- I own a pump but it ain't for a flat tire
- the only clean shot you land is when your spraying your axe
- I'm potty trained but I still run around with my Piss tool(pistol)
-you walk around with a click as safe as a cap gun
- with all them baby lines nobody will kidnap one
- like drive thrus I'm bout to take beef off the menu
- better yet earthquake the way I rip through town
- kids scream every time they see the face of "IT" (the clown)
If you can't understand comparisons give up on life please.
Don't even try to say writing while not in the mood is good and your going to make quality work HELL NO. This is rap not rock or jazz here. Rock you can say anything, country well just talk about whatever. Rap I guess you can talk about whatever but with rap people actually pay attention to LYRICS AND SKILL. Mulit's, punchlines, metaphors ect. If I take my best lines and compare it to old lines when I wasn't in the mood they are 100% better.
And I didn't even post up my good lines because I'm sure someone would think OMG THAT COMPARISON WAS GOOD I SHOULD STEAL IT