7 Ways Writers Actually Write in Today’s Wired World | World of Psychology


Today, digital distractions are aplenty. We are constantly connected—to our inbox, to some website, to 10 text messages we must send. Right now. Virtually any information is accessible with one or two clicks. Which can make it much harder to do what Cal Newport calls “deep work.” These are tasks that demand our full focus and effort. In his book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Newport defines deep work as “professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.” Writing is deep work. But we can easily let superficial tasks take over. “Social media is my kryptonite,” said Adam Smiley Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters. “If I’m on Facebook at 10 a.m. instead of writing a blog post or working on a chapter of my book,

Source: 7 Ways Writers Actually Write in Today’s Wired World | World of Psychology

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  1. Mmmm…social media as kryptonite….but look what I found here!

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