A number of writers swear by using Freedom, a software designed to disable your access to the internet for predetermined intervals. If you want to get back online before your time is up, you'll have to save your WIP, close all your windows, and reboot your computer—enough of a hassle to keep most people on task. It's used by writers like Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers, Timothy Ferriss and Seth Godin. Here's hoping a little of their success rubs off on all of us who use it!
This month I'm participating in the A-Z blog challenge. My theme is "writer hacks," or 26 shortcuts you can do as a writer to get the most out of writing and the journey toward and through publication. Find out more about it at a-to-zchallenge.com, and hop around to read the other cool blogs that are part of the challenge!