Beating Songwriter’s Block Is A Game

For A Few Musicians, Beating Songwriter’s Block Is A Game
November 24, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/11/24/246755925/for-a-few-musicians-beating-songwriters-block-is-all-in-the-game

Bob Schneider finished writing “The Effect,” a song from his latest album, Burden of Proof, in just a few days.
That’s how he does it: For 12 years, the Texas musician has beaten back the urge to procrastinate by writing a song once a week, every week. It began casually, just him and a friend sharing their songs with one another.

Now it’s grown into an Internet-based, deadline-driven songwriting motivation strategy which Schneider calls “The Song Game.”
It’s a game without winners or losers — just productivity.
He’s filled five studio albums with songs from the game since 2001, and says he still needs it all these years later.

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