Writer Tip: Need to avoid the distraction of the internet while you write? Try NOT turning on the computer. That’s right – go old school and write long hand. If I really need to get a chapter done or I can’t find focus with the lure of the web, I close it ALL down, grab a notebook and write! If you REALLY need to be able to research while writing try a program like “Cold Turkey” or another that will allow you to block time-suck websites (I’m looking at you Facebook & Pinterest) for a specific amount of time.

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