I'm always trying new ideas to help me think and write better. A month ago, I became very bored with my room. I couldn't think any more. So I found some tissue paper and transformed it. The change helped me keep working a few more hours.
Sometimes, all you need is the right tool. A few weeks ago, frustrated at the lack of a good cosmicBook-like hypertext editor, I pasted text onto a whiteboard. When the whiteboard ran out of room, I put it next to a chalkboard.
This time, it's not a technique or decor. It's a discipline. I am hereby going on information blackout until early next week. I am closing the blinds of my life so I may focus completely on a single piece of writing. I will attend all scheduled appointments and events. I will answer nothing but the most urgent emails. And I will be available for nothing except discussions of Belgian colonization practice and penal history.