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 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. 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. It's about learning a new habit: 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. 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.
It really just comes down to the fact that this amount of writing feels about right. Everything is web-based and real-time. Sometimes the journey down the blank page seems a long and desolate one. How I see it, points can motivate early on, and eventually the joy of writing will kick in and you'll be writing without any external motivation at all. For example, learn about how often you get distracted, and how fast you write. Every day you write, you'll get beautiful stats that analyze the feelings, themes, and mindset of your words. Free-writing, in my opinion, is like a cheap, easy form of therapy that can improve the quality of your life in many ways. You can't just fart out 8 pages without running into your subconscious a little bit. And that's the point. Because 755 words is nothing to sneeze at, it's also nice to have an easy way to know how many words you have to go. If you're interested in the connections between free-writing and meditation, read this article: If you write anything at all, you get 6 point. 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. Day. I've long been inspired by an idea I first learned about in The Artist's Way called morning pages. 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. Br/ Click and select Pay by Card Nope. 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. 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! This is between you and you. I looked this up. And it gives you a nice big screen to write on, automatically scrolls as you write (like a typewriter), and automatically saves your writing as you go. Every month you get a clean slate. This site of course tracks your word count at all times and lets you know when you've passed the blessed 755 mark. If this happens, you can press Ctrl+Shift+R to reset the window positioning. And it's just weird having my private brain dumps out on various sites that are designed to be more social. 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. You have a variety of options for sounds and backgrounds, from the steady purr of a cat to some nice neutral white noise. It hasn't worked for me. The idea is that if you can get in the habit of writing three pages a day, that it will help clear your mind and get the ideas flowing for the rest of the day. Write, and if you don t write, there are consequences, but now they re more interesting and varied. Of course if 755words. com hadn't been available, I would've totally found a way to prove that 799 words per page was the accepted standard. I fear that I might accidentally forget to mark daily pages as private. The background image can be changed as well so you can write while looking at a beach or a forest in the background. I don't need to title my entries, or tag them, or enable comments, or any of that other stuff. It provides a neutral, positive stimulus to keep you writing, when you stop writing, the nice environment goes away. If you d like to host your own games as well as log your statistics and gain experience, get a Pro account. You can also see how others are doing points-wise if you're at all competitive that way. This is writing, and it's online, but it's not blogging, or Twittering, or Facebook status updating. 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! Here's how it works: In the past, looking for a spare notebook was probably easier than looking for a computer. Regardless of who wins, everyone gets writing done! Writing. Get a Pro account for your classroom, start a room and share the URL with your students and you re up and running. Over time, I've found that it's also very helpful as a tool to get thoughts going that have become stuck, or to help get to the bottom of a rotten mood. 755 Words is the online, future-ified, fun-ified translation of this exercise. Every. I hope you enjoy the new features. One of the biggest improvements is the inclusion of visual stimulus. If you write two, three or more days in a row, you get even more points.
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. I don t want to change too much because I know a lot of people use the web version on a regular basis. Tell us what you think of it or how you want it to improve by talking with us over at on or. Regular website users now have the option to hide the Write or Die demo if you re just here to write. 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. Android version coming soon. Over 6. 5 million words written so far! The wee little word monster that runs kamikaze mode has developed a more refined sensibility now. 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. Morning pages are three pages of writing done every day, typically encouraged to be in long hand, typically done in the morning, that can be about anything and everything that comes into your head. It's fun to try to stay on streaks and the points are a way to play around with that. 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. Instead of just writing to avoid annoying sounds and alarm warning colors you can now customize your stimulus. If you write 755 words or more, you get 7 points. It's about writing, and getting into your brain The rest are just tricks to help get us there., and my wife helps keep it running smoothly. 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. It's a daily brain dump. 755 words per page is considered to be the standard accepted number of words per page. To begin writing. You can, clickAt long last is ready. Simple to set up, start or end a class with 5 or 65 minutes of wordWar and get your students excited about writing. Only writing statistics will be submitted. 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. So, three standard pages are about 755 words. Unlike many of the other exercises in that book, I found that this one actually worked and was really really useful. I've used the exercise as a great way to think out loud without having to worry about half-formed ideas, random tangents, private stuff, and all the other things in our heads that we often filter out before ever voicing them or writing about them. . S almost on time /s 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. Not anymore. 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. The only other requirement is a friend, future friend, or enemy to compete against. These days he only likes vowels. S extremely /s Change the settings and click Try This is especially helpful if you use headphones. You just need to go into System Preferences and Allow All Apps. Reward mode helps you mark your progress along the way. You can finitely adjust how frequently the program rewards you. 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. Everything is randomized within categories to provide you with new terrors every time. 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! This website is mutating. 755 words takes a bit of effort, and it never fails to get me typing things that I have wanted to articulate without realizing it. It's about getting it all out of your head, and is not supposed to be edited or censored in any way. Words to help write essays.