I often get letters from aspiring singers and songwriters from all over the world asking for advice. A common theme that I get asked a lot is how to overcome writers block. I don’t think I’ve ever met a creative person or artist that hasn’t been challenged by this at some point in their career, especially when they have to output a consistent artistic flow. We all get it and having discussed this with most of my collaborators and colleagues along the way I know only too well how it feels. For most of my professional life I have been writing both music and lyrics almost everyday. In that time I have developed a few strategies that can help to overcome writers block when inspiration is hard to find.