Freewrite Blog

February 27, 2024 3 min read

In a world dominated by smartphones and constant connectivity, the team at Dumb Wireless is challenging the status quo. Co-founders Will and Daisy believe that excessive smartphone usage is not just a matter of convenience, but can have detrimental effects on our attention spans, productivity, and overall well-being.

Their mission is simple: to promote a healthier relationship with technology.

February 23, 2024 4 min read

The modern world is filled with constant noise and distractions, and finding moments quiet enough to hear our own thoughts can be difficult. However, one simple practice has stood the test of time as a powerful tool for introspection and personal growth: journaling.

Working through your thoughts and emotions — giving yourself time to actually think and check in with yourself in a busy world — can have profound mental and emotional effects.

Let's explore five of the key benefits of journaling, and then we'll give some practical advice anyone can use to start their own journaling practice.

February 21, 2024 5 min read

An advisee of Toni Morrison's once wrote in Lilith Magazine about a conversation the two had about motherhood. Rachel Kadish writes that a teacher of hers had opined that "female novelists who had children were dooming their writing lives."

When she mentioned this to Morrison, whose work often drew from her experience as a single working mother of two, the famed writer's response was unconcerned: "Yes, they always say that."

We know Morrison is right. Our writing self is an integral part of our being. Yet, sometimes, when you're in the midst of the hectic life as a writing parent, it can feel like that writing teacher had a point...

February 14, 2024 2 min read

Picture it: You've just signed a contract to write three books in a year and half while also promoting your backlist and launching a standalone title. That's what happened to Jennifer Bardsley, whose sweet romance and women's fiction books have sold over 115,000 copies worldwide.

January 29, 2024 2 min read

Today, we are releasing a "Day 1" Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update for Alpha.

This firmware coincides with Alpha's launch and contains several important bug fixes and performance improvements.  We highly recommend Alpha owners install this update as soon as possible. For a full list of Alpha firmware version 1.12.3 improvements and fixes visit the Release Notes page.

January 26, 2024 2 min read

By now, you've probably heard our dire warning: Your laptop is killing your creativity.

Your word count, your literary dreams, your writing practice — they all suffer when you're drafting on a device bogged down with notifications, apps, and email.

That's why we're thrilled to introduce our newest distraction-free, dedicated drafting device, Alpha. 

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