Therapeutic Writing Resources

When we write, sometimes we can sit down and start tapping out our steady stream of consciousness without having to sit back and think about what we’re really writing. Other times, we stare at the screen and find ourselves procrastinating, getting distracted, opening up social media and scrolling for a half hour before remembering what we had set out to do in the first place. If this sounds a lot like you, fear not: the rest of the internet has a tendency to face these problems as well, and they have come up with a few great solutions to the issue of constant distractions and the inability to focus.

OmmWriter
OmmWriter is an app that you can use on your PC, Mac, and iPad. It provides a completely distraction-free environment that amplifies features of writing that hold your attention and help you to focus. Though it does require you to pay money, OmmWriter has no set price and allows you to pay whatever price you feel appropriate. This is a great way to show your appreciation for the company without dishing out too much money.

Noisli
If noise is a very important factor in your writing process, then you’ll enjoy playing around with Noisli to create your perfect mix of focus sounds and background noise to help keep concentrated on what you’re working on. Noisli offers a wide range of natural sounds, from categories like Forest and Thunderstorm, and fabricated sounds like the background hum of a Coffee Shop or the static of White Noise. It plays directly out of your browser, so no downloading required!

Relaxing the Writer
Are you looking for a few different ideas to help writing without wanting to depend on technology? Taking a read through the blog Relaxing the Writer can help provide some new insights into therapeutic writing. It has articles explaining different tactics one can use to relax themselves before, during, or after writing, such as yoga and meditation, as well as techniques you can use to keep yourself focused when writing on the computer.

Are you going to try out these writing resources? If you do, let us know how they work out for you. We’ll be back in December for a write up on How To Tell A Story Without Telling It: Landscapes, Mood Setting, and Environment.

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