Thursday, March 10, 2016

Developer Manuel Ebert has released a web app titled, the Most Dangerous Writing App. Designed to basically force the user to write for a preset time duration - anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour - the app will delete everything you've typed so far, if you stop typing.

We tried it out for a 5-minute duration, and we were able to type the following nonsense.

This is a test of the most dangerous writing app. Apparently, if I stop typing this, then all progress would be lost. How in the world am I supposed to figure out what to type so quickly?
Basically, this app is trying to figuratively-literally SQUEEZE the writing out of you - in spurts of time durations, starting with 5 minutes as the entry-level tier.
How does one even know what to type/write next? We humans don't THINK like that, do we? I'm not so sure. I don't think I can personally sustain this for longer periods of time, but if I make this a habit, then this must be a surefire way of getting written word from thought to paper. That sounds interesting.
I would actually love to do this quite often since my biggest problem is actually sitting down to write - as I'm 'waiting for inspiration'. Now, there's no longer a need to wait for inspiration. I just need to sit and type, with the added fear of all my typed words being lost if I stop.
Be informed though - I have taken 2-3 brief pauses - to delete mistyped words, to think of what I'm going to say next, but all of those pauses were at best, 2-3 seconds in length. I'm not willing to test out longer pauses in this test, since I've already been typing for more than 4 minutes, and I don't want to 'kill' what I've typed so far.
Let me finish this five-minute typing duration, and we'll test the length of pauses we can take before the app deletes the written content, the next time around.
What say ye to that? I say, "YES!"

What about you? Does it actually help you in your writing?

Source: The Most Dangerous Writing App
Via: The Verge

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