Some bits of writing need a clutter free environment.
No tweets, no pings, no open tabs.
Here’s a simple, effective and free way to create that environment on your machine. It’s called Dark Room.
Basically it creates a full screen that you just type into. It covers up all other distractions and lets you work in peace.
It’s a blank canvas rather than feature rich word processor, so it also means no formating requests or interuptions as you go.
I’m not geeky enough to be able to describe more about how it works. The simplest thing I can say is that is does work, and is definitely worth a try. Download for free from here. Thanks to @jnswanson for pointing me towards it.