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February 9, 2013

Disconnect: How Logging Off Helps Us Write On

Filed under: Media — Tags: , , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 6:49 am

unplugBy Rob D. Young

You hop on your computer to write. Three hours later, you’ve written a whole lot—in Facebook posts, Twitter updates, forum posts, instant messages, and emails—but your story has moved along like a legless turtle. Sound familiar?

We could just disconnect from the web, but somehow having an active connection feels like a requirement for doing anything on a computer. Why do we rely on the internet so fully? How has this led us to “digital dependency”? And how can we get ourselves to log off so we can more effectively write on?

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