One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other. Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.
This week’s topic is:
With NaNoWriMo less than a week away, thoughts for many people turn to ways to build higher word counts. But whether you are participating in NaNoWriMo or not, sometimes having help getting motivated to write is a good thing. There are many websites out there that are designed to encourage you to write more words quickly and save the editing for later. What are some of your favorite sites and tools to help motivate you and increase your writing output?
Let’s discuss this in the comments or on the forums and see what our community thinks.
One site I’ve used is 750words.com. The proscribed purpose of this site is to help build a writing habit – encouraging you to write 750 words per day, every day. They have various tools to help you get motivated and just write. I don’t use this site enough right now but I have used it in the past and it has been good at getting me to just write.
Nice. I just signed up for 750words. I am going to be writing my book anyways, so this will just give me even more motivation to keep going. Thanks Rob.
I’m looking forward to finding sites, will take a look at 750words. I need strategies for getting me to move forward without editing every third word. True even for my year-round writing.
Well, here are two more:
http://writeordie.com/ — this site allows you to set a number of words to target and time to write and if you slow down/stop it can make loud, obnoxious noises or it can start deleting words. It is some negative reinforcement, perhaps, but it works!
http://writtenkitten.net/ Written Kitten is similar to write or die, but it focuses on positive reinforcement. You specify how many words to target and when you hit that target the site provides you with an image of a cute, fuzzy kitten.