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What’s Your Go-to Trick for Starting a Deep-Focus Writing Session?

Meg Dowell Writes

I used to have a hard time focusing when working on a writing project.

For me, that meant that sitting down and starting something was a challenge, but not an overly tough one. Staying focused at the start — long enough to enter what’s often referred to as a “flow state” (when you kind of get sucked into what you’re doing and almost go on autopilot while your brain does all the work) — was often impossible.

The closer I got to being a full-time writer — actually making a liveable wage making words happen — the more I realized I needed to find a solution to this problem, or I was never going to survive the often overbearing demands of online content creation.

So I, sort of accidentally, came up with a solution that worked for me.

Three words:

Noise. Canceling. Headphones.

Okay technically that’s two hyphenated words plus…

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I write YA as Traci Kenworth. I also write romance as Loleta Abi.

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