Tech Tricks for Writers: Do Not Disturb

Don’t get distracted by phone calls, texts, or other notifications from your phone when you’re trying to write in the zone. If you have an iPhone, go to Settings, then scroll down to the third block of options and select “Focus.” You can set up times that you do not want to be disturbed.

You can create a custom message so people know why they aren’t able to reach you – but you can also choose certain people to reach you in an emergency.

If you are working on a Mac (like a laptop or desktop or iPad) you can share these settings across devices and get those words on the page without getting interrupted!!

(Bonus tip: teenage drivers, heck ANY driver, can set a do not disturb on their phone to minimize distractions.)