These days he only likes vowels. You have a variety of options for sounds and backgrounds, from the steady purr of a cat to some nice neutral white noise. Custom Playlist allows you to create a playlist of your own music so that you have extra motivation to keep writing and keep the music playing. [Supports M8U/M8U8 playlists of MP8 or Ogg files. ]This is the reincarnation and refinement of the core concept of Write or Die. If you ve misplaced the link, visit to recover it. The original web version and the whole original site is available at but the new web version is way better and available at the top of this very page. Load your favorite writing music into (an open-source media player) and Write or Die will play it as long as you keep writing and fade it out it if you stop. Regular website users now have the option to hide the Write or Die demo if you re just here to write.
Useful if you find yourself getting a little too comfortable. There are a number of features I plan to implement soon but which were shelved in order to get this out s in time /s Fashionably late for NaNoWriMo. I m always on the lookout for new sounds both pleasant and punishing, I will add them as I discover them. I have the code ready for this I just have a lot of tweaking to do. If you d rather not use PayPal you can use an alternate method of payment. I don t want to change too much because I know a lot of people use the web version on a regular basis. Br/ Click and select Pay by Card Nope. Once you hide the demo interface you ll see instead some widgets which will change from time to time with news and links. Now you can Write or Die wherever you are! S extremely /s Simple to set up, start or end a class with 5 or 65 minutes of wordWar and get your students excited about writing. This website is mutating. If you turn on kamikaze mode and allow consequences to ensue your words will be systematically disemvoweled. Startle Mode is a new addition which allows you to disable the warning color which typically precedes punishment. If you d prefer not to be shown on the leaderboard simply leave the nickname field blank in the app. You can now use VLC in Stimulus Mode! Change the settings and click Try Write, and if you don t write, there are consequences, but now they re more interesting and varied. I hope you enjoy the new features. One of the biggest improvements is the inclusion of visual stimulus. Get a Pro account for your classroom, start a room and share the URL with your students and you re up and running. It provides a neutral, positive stimulus to keep you writing, when you stop writing, the nice environment goes away. The old server was pretty crashy so I ve updated it and I ve tried to improve things without breaking anyone s habits. The website now stores a cookie on your computer that keeps track of your accumulated wordcount and how many times you ve visited. Instead of just writing to avoid annoying sounds and alarm warning colors you can now customize your stimulus. To begin writing. You can, clickAt long last is ready. The only other requirement is a friend, future friend, or enemy to compete against. If this happens, you can press Ctrl+Shift+R to reset the window positioning. You only need to be connected to the internet to download the program or update your stats (optional). I m working on fixing this bug but sometimes the writing window will appear offscreen. And now, with the addition of visual stimulus, you can finally write to avoid spiders or the disapproving glare of grumpy cat. Kamikaze mode is also still very much in evidence but I ve refined it a bit. The wee little word monster that runs kamikaze mode has developed a more refined sensibility now.
Make sure your work is saved first as this will also reload the app. Visit for instructions on how to set up VLC. All your work will be saved in plain text files in the folder you specify. If you d like to write in fear of a jiggling spider, you can do that too. This version of Write or Die introduces the concept of positive reinforcement. If you re a teacher and you d like a free wordWar Pro account, fill out and I will be happy to help you. All wordWar needs is a modern browser and an internet connection. Just $75 gets you a Pro account with all the additional customizations listed above as well as more features yet to be implemented. I designed wordWar with teachers in mind, the first real life beta test was a bunch of middle schoolers, a lot was learned. Historically Write or Die has specialized in being the stick in the carrot/stick motivation continuum, but it s time to experiment with encouragement. Please play with the user interface, check out what new options are available, then read this quick intro. Everything is web-based and real-time. S almost on time /s You can then import these files to your word processor of choice. Mac OS X defaults to the strictest app security settings, only allowing programs downloaded from the app store to run. Reward mode helps you mark your progress along the way. You can finitely adjust how frequently the program rewards you. You just need to go into System Preferences and Allow All Apps. Everything is randomized within categories to provide you with new terrors every time. This is especially helpful if you use headphones. Regardless of who wins, everyone gets writing done! Set a word goal and tweak the incentive frequency slider to increase or decrease the frequency of word count rewards. You can also select a directory of images for use as custom reward images, if you have a folder of your favorite pictures and you d like to see those pictures as rewards. Write or Die can be nice and comforting now! Originally and buggily included in Write or Die 6, now wordWar is it s own standalone platform with a robust backend server and great new features. If you like to see a cute puppy after you ve reached a certain number of words, you can. Stimulus mode allows you to set up a writing environment that is conducive to concentration and focus. If you d like to host your own games as well as log your statistics and gain experience, get a Pro account. Only writing statistics will be submitted. You can write with your friends whether you re sitting next to them in a coffee shop or they re on the other side of the world. It s always free to join wordWar games, just enter a nickname and find a game. The background image can be changed as well so you can write while looking at a beach or a forest in the background. Android version coming soon. Over 6. 5 million words written so far! Sometimes the journey down the blank page seems a long and desolate one. How do u write a reflective essay.