Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Will Write for Kittens

While cruising around some links I came across Written? Kitten, aka the most adorable writing prompter on the internet. It's very simple, in that you type your words in the box provided. For every hundred words you write there, you get a (virtual) kitten, as you can see from my first try here:



I forgot to do a screen capture when I reached 100 words, so my screenshot actually shows my second kitten. This little online tool is oddly delightful, and while obviously all in good fun, might even help you bust through a writing block (unless you hate cats; then you might want to try a heartless unfeeling wretch prompter.) I think it would also be great for kids who are learning how to type or journal, or who might be slogging through written homework.

8 comments:

  1. Fran K9:36 AM

    What a lovely idea.

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    1. Internet cats finally have real work now, too, lol.

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  2. The negative enforcement version of this is "Write or Die" (http://writeordie.com/). If you stop writing too long, it starts deleting words.

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    1. I know some writers swear by that Write or Die service, but anything that eats my words is going to regret it.

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  3. I was scared to come back in case you'd gone, but not only are you still here, you're still putting up amazing links. Yay!

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    1. Still here, Miss Kate. Glad to see you're still blogging, too.

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  4. Anne V.11:42 AM

    This is astonishingly fun. For such a simple little thing as a picture, you really push to get the next one!

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    1. While I was simply testing the prompter, I found myself writing more just to see what the next kitty would look like. Of course I love cats, so wouldn't work for a cat-hater. :)

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