#1
Ive been playing guitar for about 3 years or so, but a thing i know i lack is songwriting and musical theory, i am self taught and my theory isnt the best

i need help with writing creative heavy songs.
bands that influence me are

whitechapel
carnifex
impending doom
despised icon
oceano
SOME suicide silence
through the eyes of the dead (you get the idea)

everytime i try and write a song i end up improvising it and it sounds really unoriginal in my opinion, i undestand that you can write a song from a scale but i dont fully understand how to do it so if someone with experience with this music can help me and point me in the right direction to where i can get started and how to be more creative with my writing.