By: Writer’s Relief Staff
Multitasking has become unavoidable—many of us are juggling writing careers, full-time jobs, family obligations, and a host of other distractions. But writers have a special problem: Sometimes, when we sit down to write, we don’t even realize that we’re still multitasking—still solving problems that have nothing to do with the task at hand, still splitting our focus in the name of efficiency.
But even though multitasking
feels effective, research shows that
dividing our attention between several tasks at once may not be very
productive. So how do we resist the urge to multitask and instead focus only on
our writing? Let’s look at a few scenarios and solutions:
You’re working on a short story and trying to edit as you go. Writing and editing
are opposing tasks that have better results when approached separately.
Let the words flow unimpaired and uninterrupted—then schedule a block of time
later just for editing.
You’re doing research on the Internet for a historical novel.
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