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Use Distraction-Free Writing Tools

Use Distraction-Free Writing Tools

Computers have given us a lot of great tools in the name of writing, but they also provide a myriad of distractions that can Be sure to use distraction-free writing tools—programs that block out all the other stuff on your screen and give you a large writing space where you can just go at it

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While there's something to be said for spontaneous writing, it really helps if you sit down and organize your thoughts beforehand. 

Try curing it with some writing toys, or draft it as an email to get the juices flowing. Just showing up to your scheduled time works pretty well, too.

... in order to avoid them. 

Proofreading is an important part of writing, and despite some folks having a knack for good grammar, none of us is perfect. 

One of the best ways to improve your writing is to keep a separate journal. 

Remind yourself why you write to keep yourself motivated

Handwriting improves your cognitive abilities and stays out of the way of your thought process, so it's a good way to look at things from a new angle and keep you on your toes. 

Setting up and sticking to it is one of the best ways to perfect your writing. 

Never stop reading, and always keep an eye on what famous writers like Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, Conan O'Brien, Jerry Seinfeld, and many others are saying about the strategies they use to write well—you never know when you may discover something new.

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