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Fix Your Computer Screen Color: NaNoWriMo Tip #17

If you are like many National Novel Writing Month writers, your eyes hurt after weeks of night-writing on your computer screen. The free F.lux software will change the color of your Mac, PC or iOS device screen to adapt to light changes.

Here’s more about the tool: “Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun. F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.”

This is our seventeenth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. As writers around the country join the writing marathon this month, we will share one piece of advice or writing tool to help you cope with this daunting project.

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