Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter / Yoga Instructor

Staying Focused

Staying focused is one of our main concerns as writers.

Just imagine, what we would be able to do, if we didn’t lose our focus.

If we didn’t get distracted all the time.

By social media.

The cell phone.

Our family or friends.

Or the dog.

Now, to be honest, most of these distractions can only be eliminated with discipline and/or good communication.

For example, your family is only going to leave you alone in your writing time if you establish with them an agreement and they will stick to it.

It may be hard, though, to create an agreement with your dog. But you get the point.

However, staying focused also has to do with how many possible distractions do you see?

If your desk is full with staff that reminds you about other things that you should not be thinking about your writing time, that isn’t going to help.

For example, if you have files from your day job lying around that weight to be done, and you keep looking at them while your writing, maybe you’re gonna have a hard time staying focused.

Understandably so.

The same with writing software.

Some applications have started to integrate what is called a “focus mode” into their interface. This enables you to blend out everything else and just have a blank screen with your text on it.

Some even take this one step further.

Some applications even concentrate only on one paragraph. So, the paragraph you are actually writing is going to be displayed normally, whereas the rest of the text is gonna be in light gray, so you can concentrate fully on the sentence or paragraph your writing at that moment.

The point is, everybody’s different and you’re going to have to find out what works for you.

And so that you don’t have to spend a lot of money buying every writing software out there to see which focus mode is best, I have created the {!global Membership Site Product Name}.

Or, how I like to call it, the “Netflix for Writing Software”.

It’s a collection of video tutorials and writing processes that help you master the program you already have or find out details about other programs that you consider using.