My Writers block that lasted 10 years
A phenomenon many have heard of but have no idea what it entails or what it feels like . I personally had a 10 year long writers block. I had enough life crisis, pain and drama to write about but somehow i couldn’t get it on paper. I would sit down for hours to write but nothing would come up. It started with one day and that would become a week and a week became a month, a years and before i know it 10 years had gone by. I often questioned what was wrong with me ? I thought it was psycological thing and emotional blockage. But that didn’t make sense at all because i had enough drama to turn anyone emotional. So what was it ? Did i piss off GOD ? What would make him so angry that he would take away my gift my talent? Did he also take away my ability to sing ? I mean i didn’t even sing for 5 years nor did i listned to the radio. I felt dead inside . Had GOD forsaken me ? Why was it that i had so much material to write about but my inspiration was there no more? I didn’t understand it at all. How long was it gonna take ? I was slowly accepting that my singer songwriting carreers was over. I had given up the hope that would ever write again.
A friendly intervention
But with a little small intervention of my best friend who never gave up on me and kept pushing me to go back to what i was good at and use my talents is what helped me break down the wall. And it only came back when i decided to let go of my drama and problems and write about someone else or something esle. I started small by writing blog posts article and at the beginning of 2014 my first lyrics. And after 10 years the silence got broken. I realised that my writing skills needed to be uesed to serve the world to give value. That it’s not all about me.
Learn How the Artist STING overcame his Writers block
Here is an inspirational video on TED’s Talk where the Singer/Songwriter talks about his writers block and how and when he over came this blockage. The most nteresting thing is how much i could relate to his story so i had to share it with you.
He practically discribes almost the same thing but he goes deeper even when he speaks he sounds poetich. Discussing selfdoubt and i personally like how he formulates it, ” Perhaps i have given too much of my privacy away”. He was reawarded for revealing his inner most thought by putting his emotions on paper for the entertainment of the world. I so love that for it is something most don’t realize that we musicians expose so much of ourselves that is probably why we are sensitive about our art and what makes us vulnerable.
The most beautiful part is where he realizes that his gift is there to give a voice to those that don’t have a voice of their own. He had to go back to his roots, back to basics so he can build again. He sais how his best work ever were those where he did sing about himself but about someone else and how the more he did that the more he realised that what he sung was a reflection of himself. That is truly inspiring to me for being a singer songwriter myself i know what a writers block feels like . I felt and many other up coming artits still feel that writing songs should always be about ourselves and that we should experience it all personally first , have a story before we can turn it all into a song.
Are you a singer songwriter and are experiencing a writers block ?
Maybe you are facing a writers block right now than i think this might just be able to help you allong the way . Watch the video here on TED talk and allow yourself to be inspired by one of the greatest songwriters as far as i’m concerned.
Composer, singer, author, actor, activist
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The Black Gospel Celebration of the year
Het concert van het Jaar!!
Het lijkt alsof het nog maar net gisteren was dat ik aan beiden projecten heb mogen deelnemen maar het is alweer een jaar geleden dat G-project, het Nederlandstalige Black Gospel Project van Leo Davelaar hun eerste concert had en meer als 3 jaar geleden dat ik mee mocht werken aan de eerste twee albums van Gospel society.
5 oktober 2013 is het weer zo ver G-Project zal het podium betreden echter zal het nog magischer worden dan de eerste concert een jaar eerder want nu krijgt je kans dubbel op te genieten van de zegeningen die in meervoud aanwezig zal zijn en de hemelse klanken van deze twee koren.
G-Project meets Gospel Society
Op 6 oktober zullen deze twee Black Gospel koren het podium delen om op een bijzonder wijze de Black Gospel muziek te vieren. De leden van G-Project zullen een aantal nummers van hun Nederlandstalige LIVE CD “1 God” vertolken en de leden van Gospel Society zullen tijdens deze Black Gospel Celebration liederen van hun nieuwe album “Testimonio” in het Papiaments ten gehoren brengen. Dat zal meteen de aftrap zijn van hun komende tournee door het Caraïbisch gebied waar zijn de ABC eilanden zullen aandoen van 31 oktober t/m 11 november 2013.
Maar aan de Nederlandse Fans de eer om als eerst te mogen genieten van de hemelse klanken van beiden groepen.
De repetities van beiden koren zijn al druk aan de gang en beloofd al heel wat voor 5 oktober te worden. Dit is een happening dat je niet zou willen missen.
Het beloofd het concert van het jaar te worden dus zorg dat je er bij bent. Je zegen staat alvast op je te wachten dus kom en nodig je familie en vrienden uit .en vier met G-Project & Gospel Society
Zaterdag 5 Oktober 2013
3051 PH Rotterdam
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