We all have been there. When have to write something specific that might not be our current mood but the project we're working on requires us to write it now. Or those times that you really need or want to write something but the "writers' block" is doing its job which is freezing the brain and not letting us to focus properly. For me personally when it comes to these situations, I do either one or a combination of few of these things to come over the block and do what I'm supposed to do. To write!
Play around on variations of the song. Sometimes when I need to write a specific topic or mood, I play around it. For example, if I am supposed to write something slow and sad, and I have a rough idea of what I want to do with the melody, but I am not sure how to continue it from there, I would sit by my instrument (in my case it’s piano) and play around with the melody but in opposite mood. In a happy way with very moving and happy chords! Improvise on it. This way I am still playing with my main melody and main chords but just that slight change in the mood of the melody, would again, distract me from whatever is stopping me from finishing the song.
As by now you can see my main focus of breaking the “writers’ block” is to distract ourselves from whatever is creating that block. When we can’t just write, it’s most probably because there is something in our conscious or subconsciousness that is stopping us from thinking straight. All we need to do is to find that factor and solve it in ourselves and open the gate or if we can’t find what it is, just somehow trick our brain to don’t get itself much involved with it and make it to just move on to the next task it has to do, to write!
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