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Write or Die

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With a recession, an election, and 133 million blogs to distract you, it’s easy to neglect your writing life. Thankfully, we now have a computer program that puts the authorial work in mortal terms: WRITE OR DIE!

A tech-minded creative writing student named Dr. Wicked felt overwhelmed by the “intangible” motivations and lazy tendencies inherent in the writing lifestyle, and actually built a machine that will harass you whenever you are distracted from your craft–with noises, pop-ups, and self-destructing text.

As you can see by the long line of customer praise, the Write or Die model gets the job done. Check it out:

“The idea is to instill in the would-be writer with a fear of not writing … This is aimed at anyone who wants to get writing done. It requires only that you recognize your own tendency towards self-sabotage and be willing to do something about it.”

(Via After the MFA)

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