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the anti-procastination device for writers

Not long ago, I interviewed Dave Eggers. He is a good man and I liked him. But for me, our meeting was also life-changing. During our talk, we got on to the internet: the noise of it, the breadth of it, the way it gobbles your time. He confessed to having once wasted a day watching Kajagoogoo videos on YouTube; I confessed to the self-loathing that is born of Wi-Fi, a seductive cloud that follows you wherever you go and makes you feel all dirty, like Pig-Pen in Charlie Brown.

The solution is Freedom–a program that locks you out of the internet for as long as you specify. You can get around it by rebooting, but do you want to? I’m going to test this out today. I’ll let you know how it goes. Find it here.



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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