Thursday, November 22, 2012

NaNo Week Three- Write or Die

Week Three
This week, I'm going to talk about Write or Die (if you couldn't tell.)  Since we're so late in the month, Write or Die could really come in handy when trying to knock out your word count, especially if your inexplicably behind.

So what is Write or Die?  Well, it's a program that essentially forces you to write.  You set up the parameters ahead of time.  You tell it how many words you're planning to write, how long you would like to write for and even how harshly you would like the program to judge you.  It changes colors, throws little warning pop ups to remind you to write; it will even start playing the most unpleasant noises to encourage you to begin writing again (I know; as a most dedicated blogger I tried all the modes just to see what would happen.)

For the especially ambitious (or the dramatically behind) there is the extreme setting.  You set your time or your word could and, if you start to slack off... it starts to delete.  That's right my friends, Write or Die will start deleting the things you've written.  And not just a letter or two.  It starts getting rid of entire words, so you better start moving those fingers and fast!

So where can you get this program?  Well, there's a free online version here.  The iPad edition is just $5 here, but if you want the full desktop version, you're going to have to cough up a full $10, right over here.
I guess it's just a matter of how desperate you are.

Happy Writing all, and remember, keep up those counts and feel free to post them here.  We'd love to know where you are.

Oh, and don't forget to eat a little turkey in between your writing. ;)  It is Thanksgiving, after all.

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