Taylor Swift copes with her emotions by writing songs.

The 20-year-old 'Love Story' songstress - who was famously dumped by Joe Jonas on the phone - revealed she can only get closure on something once she has processed what she's feeling and transferred it into a song.

She told America's Marie Claire magazine: "Everyone in my life knows whenever something happens the only way it's going to be over and finished and put to bed is if it's written about.

"Right now, the number one priority in my life is figuring out how to process what I'm feeling and translate it into musical form.

"It's like, 'Oh, my God, I'm confused right now. What's the rhyme I could use here?"

The singer and songwriter explained planning ahead means life is less stressful.

She stated: "I think about my next move 10 steps ahead. I'm always planning three awards shows ahead. For me, planning is a productive way of stressing out about your life."

When it comes to collaborations, the blonde country singer revealed she would love to work with The White Stripes' guitarist Jack White.

She said: "I love his style. I love his writing. I think he's an awesome player too."