Sunday, 9 November 2008

Write Or Die

Oh, my.

Many thanks to B J Keltz of Enriched By Words for the link to Dr Wicked's writing-with-consequences writing programme, Write Or Die.

Write or Die is a web application that encourages writing by punishing the tendency to avoid writing. Start typing in the box, as long as you keep typing, you're fine, but once you stop typing, you have a grace period of a certain number of seconds and then there are consequences.
Version one is here; and version two is already available. I'm not sure if this is a wonderful thing or very scary indeed.

5 comments:

Sally Zigmond said...

I can't think of anything worse. It would freeze me completely.

Jane Smith said...

I think I'd sit there waiting to hear the next peculiar sound because one of them, apparently, is Rick Astley and I quite like him.

I'm an 80s girl at heart.

Thomma Lyn said...

Man, what a hoot!! I don't have a problem with BIC (butt in chair) or with getting my writing done, but you've gotta give that dude points for creativity. :)

B J Keltz said...

What did you think of its premise when you tried it? Thank goodness it doesn't come with electrodes to be attached to your chair... bzzzt, lol

Miss Young Author said...

This seems like just the thing I need. If only...

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