• Wed, Nov 23 2011

Aspiring Writers, Discover The Cute Incentive Of ‘Written? Kitten!’

Though we’ve got only a week or so left, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, where thousands of people around the world endeavor to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. That’s about 1,667 words a day, and it is not easy. Sure, many of you will take advantage of Thanksgiving break to hit the home stretch, but in case you’re in need of further incentive, we’ve found an amazing app called Written? Kitten!

The way it works is, for every 100 words you write, a photo of a kitten will pop up to cheer you on! You can also up the counter to 200, 500, or even 1,000, if you’re a real sadist and want to challenge yourself to write thousands of words. Here’s an example of what it looks like; ignore my ramblings, I was just trying to up the word counter.

Plus, it’ll save your words so that you don’t have to start from scratch every time.

Written? Kitten! was created by Twitter users @Skud and @aquaprofundanet, with help from various contributors. The photos come from Flickr searches for “kitten” and “cute.” It’s the opposite of an app like Write or Die, which will punish you with screeching noises or even undoing your work if you allow yourself to get distracted. Instead, Written? Kitten! helps you along with the most positive of reinforcements.

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