Being a creative writer isn’t easy. You know the struggle: you know exactly where you want the piece to go, but you aren’t sure how to get your characters there. There’s all this information you have planned out but you don’t have anywhere to put it yet. You’re on a roll but then you get a Facebook notification and all of a sudden you’re fighting with someone’s aunt about whether pineapple belongs on pizza or not.
Fear not, writers. As technology has grown it’s produced many tools that can help you keep on track, organized and able to access your work no matter where you go.
There’s a reason why George R.R. Martin says he does all of his writing on MS-DOS. The modern computer comes with all kinds of amazing, wonderful distractions to pull us out of our writing mojo zone. FocusWriter changes that. It’s a simple application that hides away everything but your writing. You can still access things like spell check, and you can set timers and alarms to let you know when it’s time to take a break (or stop taking a break). It can even help you set goals and alert you when you’ve hit a certain number of words.