There has never been a time in history where there has been more distractions. Email, instant messages, SMS, Facetime, news reports, TV, advertising… the list is never-ending. There is no escape from these in a typical day.
Now, where was I? Oh yeah! 😉 Today I wanted to share my favorite tools for writing on the computer – without distractions.
The first part is easy. Turn off your email app, shut down Skype, and set your phone to airplane mode. Give yourself “unplugged-time” for the duration of your writing period. Then, you’re going to need a distraction-free writing app.
- Write Room This is my favorite writing app, and at only $9.99 it’s a steal. I love it because I can set it to display my favorite “look.” The old-school green type on the black screen you saw in the video.
- Writer This one is very cool too. Same green type on black I love so much (green seems to be my creative color), and nice little flourishes all round.
- PenZen Another, more zen-like, web environment for writing.
Let me know how you go with any of these, and share in the comments your favorite!