Thursday, October 27, 2011

Write or DIE

I love this guy. Dr. Wicked is the inventor of the program, Write or Die. He has taken this difficult thing - getting words out - and made it more fun. Which is essentially what NaNoWriMo is about, too. Now I want him to create a program called Butt in Chair, which will actually force you into a chair in front of your computer where you will launch Write or Die in order to hammer out your novel.

My illustration. His quote.


  1. Would your device contain some kind of bomb that would go off if you tried to get out of the chair to early? Because that could get exciting!

  2. Silly question, but what IS write or die?

  3. Butt in chair no problem. Google is problem. Seriously - thanks for pointing me to Write Or Die - hadn't heard of it before. Just finished reading his interview, sounds like my kinda guy. All the same, I think I'll set myself modest goals ... like 200 words on mom mode. Just thinking about kamikaze mode scares the crap out of me. :)

  4. Bittner - I just got a video-flash in my head of the scene in Lethal Weapon (III?) where Murtaugh's toilet was rigged with C4.

    Martin - Check it out on the website. It's a free program (or for a mere $10 you can buy the awaesome desktop expanded edition, which I highly recommend) that times your writing. I know, I know, it sounds so simple. Why not just get an egg timer? But with Write or Die there are consequences for not getting wordy with it. "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." The motto for the program is "putting the 'prod' in productivity". Truly the work of an evil genius.

    Radiantcrust - I haven't been brave enought to try Kamikaze mode. I would actally prefer Electric Shock mode to that.