Some people have asked what to do when you’re in a dry spell as a creative person. We’ve all been there: You just feel burnt out, not enjoying what you’re doing, and you start to wonder if you’ll ever write another song again (or write a story, or paint a picture, or whatever it is you do). Here are three things that I’ve found work for me as a composer.
- Take the pressure off and just allow yourself to have a period of time (weeks, months, or maybe even a year) where you don’t write anything. During that time instead just enjoy music. Listen to your favorite CDs, go to concerts, and rediscover what made you first want to become a composer.
- Collaborate with someone else. Work with another composer, or a lyricist, or a choreographer, or a filmmaker.
- Learn something new. For example, if you’re a pianist, try learning to play violin. Or if you’re a composer, trying writing poetry.
I hope this helps end your drought!