1. Change up your background “noise.” Usually write with music on? Try writing without it. Prefer silence? Try instrumental music softly in the background. Sometimes small shifts in your surroundings can totally reset your focus and lead to more productive writing sessions.
2. Come to your writing sessions well-rested, well-fed, and physically comfortable, if you can.
3. Don’t worry about getting everything “right” the first time. Just worry about getting the words out and giving yourself a (mostly) completed story to work with.
4. Give yourself at least a few “distraction-free” blocks of writing time each week. Find a way to make it happen, no matter what it takes.
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