The Internet And The Writer

By Vera C Uzokwe

So, I came across a quote by anonymous that says:

“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.”

And I was wondering if this could be true. I don’t agree with the stated percentages, because personally I believe that writing takes way more than 3% talent. But what about the other truth? The distractions caused by the internet?

Could it be true?

My take, yes…it is true…for me…it is true.

I have caught myself a lot of times being distracted from writing as I scrolled through the pages of social media websites.

Occasionally, I would delete these apps from my mobile in order to meet a set target.

So, dear writers, do we have an “enemy” disguised as the internet?

If yes, then how do you handle it?

Discipline plays a huge role here if you ask me. But with some of us earning from the activities we do on the internet as well, how them do we handle this distraction?

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