One of the biggest problems writers face is distraction. It is especially frustrating when the very tools designed to help you become a distraction.
That’s why I am now writing eveything in a simple text editor, using a method called markdown. It enables me to remove the clutter of technology and just write.
If you have an interest in learning markdown, I recommend The MacSparky Markdown Field Guide by David Sparks and Eddie Smith. I read the whole thing last week in one sitting.
It is an iBook, so you will either need an iPad to read it, or if you don’t have an iPad, you can purchase the PDF version. The book includes 137 pages, 27 screencasts, and an additional hour of audio interviews.