10 Effective Ways to Avoid Distraction While You Write

Are you easily distracted when you try to write? These ten recommendations should help!

Nicholas C. Rossis

As writers, we’ve all struggled with people, thoughts, and objects constantly distracting us while writing. In my case, it’s an energetic 5-year-old who loves interrupting me to show me stuff like the dragon egg she painted as soon as I sit down to write.However, there are plenty of other interruptions in our lives.

Thankfully, there are as many ways through which you can reduce and even eliminate these distractions to make an environment for yourself to maintain a steady focus on the writing task at hand. Here are ten effective ways to ward off any distractions while you write.

Writing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

Turn off notifications

Screens are distracting. And so are the constant pings from our phones that we’re habituated to respond to. Blocking out any distractions such as your phone or Chrome’s notifications sounds is important whether you’re typing on your laptop or writing on paper. If youturn off Chrome notifications

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4 thoughts on “10 Effective Ways to Avoid Distraction While You Write

  1. I know exactly what you mean, Stevie. I’m quite inconsistent about that myself: it depends to a large extent on how much I need to concentrate on the subject! Sometimes it just seems to flow, and I can zone out from music [which I do listen to a lot!], and other times, it’s quite a grind, so I can’t make any progress without silence. Every day is different! 😉

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