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TheUbiquitousMrLovegrove
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Real simple. Do you turn on the computer, edge your mouse toward MS Word, then send it flying over to netscape or internet explorer?
I will admit I do. How's about you?

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jackonus
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Well, I look at it this way...it's all grist for the mill. If I'm writing furiously, nothing can get in the way. If I'm struggling over a section, then an Internet break is the best thing going. I can find weird sites and explore, or come over to familiar places like Hatrack and keep the juices flowing.

But, I will admit that I've recently had to "give up" certain sites because I became too addicted. Then it definitely gets in the way.


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Lilamrta
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It's simple for me. My computer, an old mac, isn't on the internet, so I can't do anything but write on that one. I spend mornings and/or afternoons online, with my father's pc, and then I write in the evenings, when he's home and wants his room back. If the Mac is ever internet-ized, though, I'm sure it would be distracting.
--Lila

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JK
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There's a smiple answer for this...yes.
Though I write on my laptop (which is positively ancient, but runs well enough to run Word), and it isn't able to use the internet (thank god), it's so much easier to go on-line and chat and go to sites you like, explore ones you've never seen, etc. than it is to actually sit down and write. When I have the urge to write, I'm quite zealous in my writings, nothing stands in my way (except falling asleep and perhaps food if I'm hungry enough). But I try to write every evening, and if I don't have that urge, then I'm just as likely to surf.
Rigid discipline is the key. Which is why I don't know what's on the other side of the door.
JK

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Shasta
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Nope.

I work with the Internet all day, so by the time I get home, I have no interest in the darn thing. My computer is for writing, period. Oh, all right... occasionally a game of Solitare.

<grin>

Guess where I am at the moment...


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