Saturday, December 15, 2012

Write or Die...

by ©Peggy Gabrielson


Are you a procrastinator? There is a wonderful app for your desktop to motivate you to write the words you need to.

I found it when I was participating in the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) event in October. It is a time for writers to come together from all over the world to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It was a great experience for me, but like many that have other obligations in our lives we procrastinate and find excuses not to write that day, before you know it the days are clicking by!

Write or Die
Write or Die is an application that costs only $10 to purchase for a download to your PC. I am not promoting it as an affiliate but as a fellow writer who thinks the program is a fun way to stay motivated! Yes I did use the word fun to describe it!

You begin typing in the app's window. When you slow in typing or stop altogether, there are consequences. It is up to you how severe those punishments will be.

In "gentle" mode, a notice pops up with a kind reminder that it's time to start writing. In "normal" mode, the app begins to make unpleasant sounds which only stops when you start typing again. In "kamikaze" mode, the app is set to destroy: when the writing has stopped for too long, the words begin to erase themselves.

It is clear... don't stop writing!

Inspiring Creative Minds!