Songwriting: Marcus Robertson

1. Leave your instruments out.

Don't store instruments away. Have them ready to go. Or just have them out so you can pick them up whenever you want.

2. Write stuff down when it comes.

It might suck, it might be gold, but if you don't write it down you won't know it in two weeks time.

3. Try and suck as much as you can out of each inspirational moment.

If you feel like you're on a roll just keep going. Get as much as you can out of it even if you feel like you're about to dry up. Just keep going.

4. Force yourself to write.

Every once in a while, even if you feel inspirationless, just give it a crack. You might strike oil. Which is liquid gold.

5. Write songs that you like to sing.

Don't worry about what other people think. If it's theologically sound and you love singing it, that's tops. Someone down the line might like it too, but it's OK if they don't. Just write songs.