I'm excited to share today's tip. If you have an iPad or recentish version of Mac or PC, I think you'll want to try this out. Sean W. Byrne (a.k.a B Dub), who submitted the tip, is a fantastic artist and writer. You can see his gorgeous art on his website and get a peek of a middle grade story he's working on at his blog, Woolgathering. He also publishes an art magazine called Artsee. Enjoy!
I discovered Ommwriter recently and have found it very useful.
There is a free version available for download, as well as a version with more features available for purchase (including iPad versions).
OmmWriter fills your screen to block out all other applications (like Facebook, etc.) that you may be tempted to open (and for someone easily distracted like me, this is awesome). It plays meditative music (probably better with headphones) and puts you in a writing frame of mind. There is a very simple text editor so you won't be distracted by too many formatting options, and you can save what you've written as a txt, rtf or PDF file to import into Word or something later.
-Sean W. Byrne