Building Confidence as a Songwriter

Erskin Anavitarte

Episode 1

Hey there! I'm so excited that you're here.

This is the first episode of the Rustic Songbird podcast! A show created with you in mind, and dedicated to those who want to learn more about the craft of songwriting. 

Today's guest is a great friend of mine and all around inspiring person. Erskin Anavitarte joins me as the first guest on the show, and he shares stories from his experience as a songwriter. We also talk about the importance of building your confidence as a writer, and being willing to put yourself out there.

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building confidence as a songwriter with Erskin Anavitarte

What We Talk About:

  • Why Erskin says "Risk is Right" when it comes to putting your work out there
  • Getting the long view of our work, remembering that everyone starts at the beginning, and being comfortable with small audiences
  • Where to find encouragement and community in your songwriting (Hint: that's what the Rustic Songbird Writing Community is all about!)
  • What does co-writing actually look like?
  • Erskin's advice to beginning songwriters

Stuff You're Going to Want to Check Out:

In this episode we talked about gaining confidence as a songwriter. Erskin recommended reading Real Artists Don't Starve, by Jeff Goins. While this book isn't specifically about songwriting, it is about being a creative and developing the mindset of confidence in yourself and the value of your work. A must-read for artists of all kinds.  

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