Many of the best writing ideas come from doing something else! Inspirations rarely last long, so write them down, even if that means making a note in your smartphone. Brooding over a writing assignment only leads to frustration and usually bad ideas. Take a walk; go out with your friends; do anything but think about the task. When the ideas come, they will be brilliant! You’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of that earlier! It doesn’t matter. Writing is a process, go with it! Don’t answer the phone or the door. Sit at your computer and let the words pour out. After the initial rush, save the paper and answer the ten texts that you received while you were writing. Come back to the paper later, after you have cleared your head. That was just the first draft!