Smash the radio, your mp3 player, mobile and laptop. Chew through your power supplies and chuck the modem out of your window (the higher the better). All right, maybe just switch them off instead, but these luxury items are not always a writer’s best friend. Good for networking and research, maybe, but distractions the rest of the time. You need peace and quiet and at times, solitude from the outside world to get things done.