As the year draws to a close, I continue my annual tradition of writing ax words about x-films. This year, that means cramming 2022 into 2,022 words. As you can imagine, there are a lot of them. I usually write 5,000-6,000 words and then have to ruthlessly edit it trying to hit my word limit. Part of the challenge, however, is reliving all the highs and lows of the year without getting overwhelmed. The trick is to keep your fingers moving no matter what. Recently, I found an app that I’d love to share with you all. It’s the season after all.
As a writer, you often find yourself reaching for the save button. After all, it’s your lifeline. After all, a brief power outage or computer glitch is enough to wipe out all your hard work.but what if used to be No save button? What if there’s no staring out the window for inspiration, no pausing to think of a witty phrase, no way to stop and take a break?what if it was like a movie Speed 2, except instead of a boat, you’re on a bus? What if, when you slow down, it explodes? Excellent. Welcome to the world of extreme writing.
this is the premise Most Dangerous Writing Apps. If you stop writing for more than a few seconds, you will see your writing fade away. And, if you’re particularly slow, it’s over. Your words disappear into the digital ether, never to appear again. Don’t pick up the phone. Do not react to notifications. If the FedEX guys finally show up with the package you’ve been waiting for, TOUGH, you can’t slow down for a moment.
The Most Dangerous Writing App encourages you to stay focused and is actually a great tool for finding and maintaining your flow state, which is a great idea. Being forced to write a few words per second means the fear of the blank page disappears, and having to keep writing helps keep you on your toes.
In many ways, the app reminds me of National Novel Writing Month (nanomaterials), where you need to create a 50,000-word novel. or something else. I do not remember. Usually, I’ll google it to make sure I’m getting the correct word count, but I can’t stop because if I open a new tab, I’ll lose what I’ve written so far in this article. what!But well, the point is that it will help you start writing and actually forcing you End So is a piece. Because, well, if you don’t finish it, you lose it. I don’t want that. Nobody wants that.
It’s not a terribly advanced app, but it’s a surprising and fun way to force yourself to start writing and keep writing. It got me thinking about how I write differently. By the way, this proves that I can actually write for five minutes straight too, which is a very nice gift to myself.
I’m also sure the editors at TechCrunch will be happy to see that I wrote five minutes straight before hitting publish, pausing long enough to add a few links and a featured image, but not having the editor correct my typo. Sorry, Henry.