Using ZenWriter For Blog Posts

If you are like me, the weekend arrives and you need to create a series of posts for your blog.  You settle in planning to write up a storm and then something catches your eye and off your mind goes down the rabbit hole.

Does this happen to you too?  It often happens to me.  Those of us with multiple monitors are even more exposed to distractions than those without, but everyone has email notifications, chats, Skype activities etc., popping up to distract our minds.

There are days when it is hard to concentrate long enough to finish a single post, let alone seven or more.

Is there a solution?  Yes.  There is.   I’d heard others mention ZenWriter noting it was an almost extreme productivity tool.  I thought they may have just been waxing eloquent until I tried using it and now here I am waxing eloquent myself.

Why is it so useful?  Why is it better than just shutting down all other applications and using your favorite writing tool?

Serenity.

ZenWriter is well named.  It presents a writing environment that is conducive to productivity without distraction.

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How is that accomplished?

There are few editing tools to worry about.  The backgrounds are peaceful scenes and it includes its own music player and music library.

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The background can be changed from dark to light with a single click.

 

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I’ve added some music to the music library of melodies that I enjoy.  I find that background music keeps my mind quietly active while it churns over the topics and text of a post.  You can also add your own images to the image library.

Give ZenWriter a try if you’d like enjoy an environment where you can ‘Zen out’ and create your masterful blog posts.

Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2012-10-26 08:00:00
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