Extreme ‘Writer’s Block’ App Destroys Your Progress If You Stop Typing

Extreme ‘Writer’s Block’ App Destroys Your Progress If You Stop Typing

The blank page is a common, intimidating hurdle for writers. Sometimes it helps to just start typing your first draft, allowing words to flow without over-thinking them. This app will help you do just that, namely because if you don’t, it will delete any and all of your progress.

“The Most Dangerous Writing App” is a web app for writing that deletes all of your progress if you stop for too long. You can choose a time for your session, from five minutes to a straight hour. The app gives you a short countdown warning when it’s about to delete everything.

It’s probably not ideal for essays, research papers, or articles, but it’s fun for freewriting, brainstorming, or just brain dumping. It could also help to get you to stay disciplined and on schedule during NaNoWriMo; which sees budding authors attempt to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November.

Sure, it may be more gimmick than it is a serious writing app, but it’s fun to try nonetheless. Give it a whirl at the link below.

The Most Dangerous Writing App [via Product Hunt]


  • There was another that just started backspacing if you stopped for too long – seems a more reasonable compromise!

      • Sadly I don’t! Some quick Googling didn’t reveal the answer either but I’m sure it can be found.

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