Writing: how to improve your focus

25 Jul

Some wise words…

The characterful writer

SamuelJohnson Samuel Johnson in close focus

It’s commonly mentioned by writers as a problem: keeping focus on the book you’re currently writing. It isn’t just the intrusion of other writing or everyday chores. More than ever, writers blame the ingress of social media caused by two pressures: firstly the attraction of seeing friends’ and family’s daily activities, with consequent need to like, comment, or even worse, engage in a to and fro dialogue; secondly, the constant emphasis on the importance of social media for marketing the books we write.

There is only one way round this problem. Limitation. In the same way that we curtail, if not curb, our pleasure in food and drink in order to escape obesity, we can avoid gluttonous social media activity.

Easiest to restrict family/friends to a time of day assigned to relaxation. Just best not to open those Facebook etc at other times. There’ll always be something…

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Posted by on July 25, 2015 in writing


2 responses to “Writing: how to improve your focus

  1. David Anthony

    July 29, 2015 at 7:50 am

    A good advice , Morgen, on self- discipline

    • morgenbailey

      July 29, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Not my advice, David, but thank you. I’ll pass on your comment to Rosalind.


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