Get Rid of Writer’s Block and Focus More on Your Writing With Ilys


ilysLogo300In this post I wanted to talk about a new site I found that’s great for people who experience writer’s block or who want to find ways to focus more on the writing and spend less time editing. It’s called Ilys, and I found out about it through Amy Lynn Andrews’ website. 

What is Ilys?

As I already mentioned, Ilys is a site that allows you to focus only on writing, and not on editing your work. It does this by allowing you to see only one letter at a time, and it won’t let you go back and edit. If you try to backspace, you’ll hear a buzzing sound. I’ve been using it to write posts, and it’s actually helped me a great deal.

So when can you go back and edit?

You can go back and edit once you’ve reached your word count goal for that session. After you’ve reached your word count goal, you’ll see a little arrow apear to tlhe right side. You click that arrow, and you can see what you’ve written. You can then go through and fix typos, define paragraphs, and clean up your writing any other way you feel it needs to be fixed.

Is Ilys free?

You can try Ilys for free for the first 10,000 words. After that it’s 10.08 per month.

How can Ilys help me?

Ilys can help you concentrate on what you’re writing so that you’ll be more productive. I actually used it to write this post, as well as the last few posts I’ve written on my My eBook Journey website, and I may start using it to write my eBooks as well as maybe doing my transcription.

How do I sign up for Ilys? 

Just go to Ilys’s website and check out the video. If you like it and think it could help you, put in your email address and Ilys will get you set up with an account.

I hope this post has been helpful – I’ve been using Ilyis to write many different things, from blog posts to sections for my eBooks. If you have tried Ilys, or decide to try it after reading this post, I’d love to hear what you think about it!


One Comment

  1. What a wonderful topic of discussion because this surely is something most bloggers go through – writers block 🙂

    I liked the ways you shared here, and while I do follow most of them when I get blank sometimes, I really believe that if you enjoy blogging and it becomes your passion with time, you have less of these blocks. I guess those who put up daily posts or every alternate days might be facing this problem.

    The key according to me lies in the fact that you should write when you are focused in your work. I don’t think your mind would turn blank then, or you wouldn’t know what to write. But I guess it differs from person to person too.

    Speaking of myself, I guess being a professional freelance writer and blogger – my work is to write! And I write a lot, whether it’s my blog posts, project work, or even replying to the comments on my blog (which are mini posts in themselves!) – all of that is writing. I never really get into such blocks, or perhaps my mind is always floating around with creative ideas that are just waiting to be penned down. However, when these is work pressure and pending projects etc., and when there’s stress all around – I do experience writers block, though it’s rare.

    Thanks for sharing these ways with us.

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