If you need a distraction-free writing environment that will keep you focusing on your latest story, you should give FORCEdraft a try.
FORCEdraft is a text editor that blocks everything on your computer while you write.
And I do mean EVERYTHING.
Here are some snapshots of the initial pages once you click into FORCEdraft. FYI, these are pictures from my phone because you can't do print screen while in FORCEdraft. They did say they block EVERYTHING.
Take a deep breath, and dive in.
On this page, you can title your document and choose the parameters for blocking the computer.
The menacing white page.
When you click on FORCEdraft at the top of the screen, you'll be alerted to whether you are done (and are able to save and exit), or you have more writing to do.
My short, sweet opinion on FORCEdraft?
I really liked it. It's true you cannot get out of it. I tried esc, nothing. Tried CTRL+ALT+DEL, nothing. I couldn't copy and paste, thus trying to bulk up my word count. It traps you until you do some form of writing--even if it's random rants of being trapped, and it saves often, so even those rants can stay pretty secure.
FORCEdraft is only available for Windows. There is a free download version and a pro version for $9.99 that will give a few extras, to include free updates for life.
If you need a clean interface and no distractions to your writing environment, give FORCEdraft a try.
I was intimidated as hell just to have a white screen and be expected to fill it with words, but ultimately, I did finish, and was released from FD Prison on good writing behavior.
What do you do to help you create a no-distractions writing environment?
|Shon Bacon is an author, editor, and educator, whose biggest joys are writing and helping others develop their craft. She has published both creatively and academically and interviews women writers on her popular blog ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING. You can learn more about Shon's writings at her author website, and you can get information about her editorial services at CLG Entertainment.|