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Taming the SquirRel

You sit down SQUIRREL! to write.

Yet you can’t OOH, SHINY seem to focus.

You’ve got so many great ideas, but PING! you just got a text message.

If your brain jumps around when you sit down at the keyboard, are your writing dreams destined to collapse? Are short attention spans the inevitable price of living in the modern world, or can you regain your ability to concentrate and create?

Good news: You can actually hack your own brain to regain your focus. Here are several techniques for you to try. One or more of them may be just the ticket to banish the squirrels for good.

Go for a walk (or stare at a screensaver)

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