Write or Die Online

My friend Martina told me about the nifty webapp called Write Or Die. You need to get that article or blog post done but you are doing everything else in the world but write? Go to Write Or Die, put in length of the article (amount of words), set the ‘reminder’ and then the ‘grace period’ mode. And then: GO! Start writing. Whenever you stop for too long, (aka procrastinate) the site start flashing/blinking/yelling in your face so that you continue. Good way to make yourself hear that Clackity Noise.

While I think the idea is brilliant, I wish the interface was a little bit more ‘designy’.

14 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Did you really just write “designy”?

  2. This came in handy when I tried NaNoWriMo for the first (and last) time last fall. If only it worked for scientific article writing!

  3. How about a site where you tell it how long you want to work, and then it gives you that amount of time plus a bit of a grace period, after which it deletes everything you’ve done so far unless you had finished? Of course it would be easy to game it, but could also be rather compelling.

  4. Hey Tina

    Thanks a lot for this great website, it will sure come in handy when i have to write a report for school.
    I am sure i will use it often


  5. Thankfully for me, fear of my editors killing me for missing a deadline keeps me writing on my own!

  6. Iam over 70 I am in pain I have buried both my husband and my only child so it will not bother anyone if I pull the plug.
    I have organized all things I think ie my will and funeral so all I have to do now is wait to die.
    A&S dont feel guilty you are both young and need to live your lives so be happy please remember as I used to be that happy laughing person not the sad figure I am now.
    As you know the Australian Government have cut my pension to just over $200 a week so they are also telling me I am worthless.
    Bye cruel world with any luck I will be with my beloved husband and daughter really soon but if I go to the other place—-well such is life or should I say death.

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    genuinely fine, keep up writing.

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    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no back up.
    Do you have any methods to stop hackers?

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