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Productivity & Focus in the Digital Age

In the digital age, maintaining productivity and focus is increasingly challenging. "Productivity & Focus in the Digital Age," explores the neuroscience behind focus, its role in creativity, and strategies to overcome digital distractions. We address the ease of consumption versus creation and the impact of social media and algorithms on attention. Featuring insights on balancing technology with creativity and the benefits of single-purpose tools, we offer practical productivity hacks and inspiration from successful creatives. This pillar provides a comprehensive guide to reclaiming focus and boosting productivity amidst digital distractions.


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The Neuroscience of Focus

Overview of The Neuroscience of Focus

How Focus Works Psychologically

The Role of Focus in Creativity

Consumption vs. Creating 

Why is Consumption Easier than Creating? 

Breaking Your Addiction to Consumption

Why Focus is Dying

Overview of Why Focus Is Dying

Challenges Writers Face in the Digital Age (SM; information overload, etc.)

How Algorithms Are Designed to Trap Us

Traditional Writing Methods vs. Modern Tech (And Where Freewrite Fits)

Guest posts from Technologists & Creatives on Balance between Technology and Creative Output

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Single-Purpose Tools

Overview of Single Purpose Tools

Why They Work

Context Switching

The Evolution of Writing Tools (Freewrite is at the intersection of Tradition & Innovation)

The Philosophy of Using Simpler Tools for Creative Work (writing by hand, film cameras, etc.) — and where Freewrite fits

Writing Productivity Hacks

Overview of Writing Productivity Hacks

Setting Goals

Writing Sprints

Gamification of Important Tasks (Duolingo, our stats, etc.)

Your Environment (from the physical — ergonomics, lighting — to digital)

Tips & Routines from Successful Creatives who Prioritize Focus

Writers Retreats & Workshops

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The Writing Life

Explore "The Writing Life," a collection of blog articles designed to inspire and guide writers. This series offers practical tips on fostering creativity, scheduled writing, and breaking the writer-hermit stereotype. Gain insights into battling perfectionism, overcoming writer’s block with expert strategies, and reviewing unedited drafts of famous authors. Additionally, it addresses modern publishing issues, such as content warnings and literary crowdfunding, and provides resources for managing a writing career, freelance work, and maintaining a healthy balance. Nurture your passion for writing and enhance your productivity with these articles.


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The Myth of Inspiration & How to Foster Creativity

OVERVIEW

How Focus Works Psychologically

The Role of Focus in Creativity

Consumption vs. Creating 

Why is Consumption Easier than Creating? 

Breaking Your Addiction to Consumption

The Psychology of Writer’s Block

OVERVIEW

Challenges Writers Face in the Digital Age (SM; information overload, etc.)

How Algorithms Are Designed to Trap Us

Traditional Writing Methods vs. Modern Tech (And Where Freewrite Fits)

Guest posts from Technologists & Creatives on Balance between Technology and Creative Output

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NAME, Unedited

Overview of Single Purpose Tools

Why They Work

Context Switching

The Evolution of Writing Tools (Freewrite is at the intersection of Tradition & Innovation)

The Philosophy of Using Simpler Tools for Creative Work (writing by hand, film cameras, etc.) — and where Freewrite fits

Creative Confidential + The Experiment  

Overview of Writing Productivity Hacks

Setting Goals

Writing Sprints

Gamification of Important Tasks (Duolingo, our stats, etc.)

Your Environment (from the physical — ergonomics, lighting — to digital)

Tips & Routines from Successful Creatives who Prioritize Focus

Writers Retreats & Workshops

The Art & Science of Freewriting

"The Art & Science of Freewriting" is a collection of blog articles designed to enhance your freewriting practice. Starting with the history of freewriting, the series delves into writing as a form of thinking, featuring techniques like stream-of-consciousness writing, mindfulness, and journaling, including Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages. It provides guidance on leveraging cognitive benefits, writing quickly, and maintaining a seamless workflow. Additionally, the collection offers advice on customizing your Freewrite device for various genres, including prose, screenplays, poetry, business writing, nonfiction, and scholarly work, ensuring a tailored writing experience.


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History of Freewriting

OVERVIEW

How Focus Works Psychologically

The Role of Focus in Creativity

Consumption vs. Creating 

Why is Consumption Easier than Creating? 

Breaking Your Addiction to Consumption

Freewriting as Thinking

OVERVIEW

Intro

Writing as Thinking

Stream-of-Consciousness Writing

Connection to Mindfulness

Journaling - Morning Pages

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How to Freewrite

OVERVIEW

The Cognitive Benefits of Writing without Distractions

How Freewrite Devices Push You Forward

How to Write Fast

Tips for Freewriting

Integrating Freewrite into Your Process

Customizing Freewrite for Your Genre

OVERVIEW

Writing Prose & Short Stories on Freewrite

Writing Screenplays on Freewrite

Writing Poetry on Freewrite

Business Writing on Freewrite

Writing Nonfiction on Freewrite

Students & Scholarly Writing on Freewrite

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Newest Articles

This Year

Writing as Thinking

Stream-of-Consciousness Writing

Connection to Mindfulness

Journaling - Morning Pages

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Top Articles

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Most Read

How Focus Works Psychologically

The Role of Focus in Creativity

Consumption vs. Creating 

Why is Consumption Easier than Creating? 

Breaking Your Addiction to Consumption

Classics

Intro

Writing as Thinking

Stream-of-Consciousness Writing

Connection to Mindfulness

Journaling - Morning Pages

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