Dogged by writing? Get written kitten!

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Need help? Here I tell you about some tools for writers. This one involves writtenkitten.

I like to turn writing into a game whenever possible. My Twitter buddy, Dawn Bugni, feels the same way and she introduced me to a great website for doing just that: Written Kitten. This site will appeal to you if:

  • you’re utterly enthralled by photos of cats,
  • you’ve never seen a YouTube cat video that left you cold, and
  • you need to write faster.

How does it work? Well, the site gives you a blank screen and a challenge to produce 100 words (although you can make the job tougher, if you like, by resetting the goal to 200, 500 or 1,000). Write the agreed-upon number of words and kaboom, you’ll get a picture of a kitten. Write the same number of words again, and meow, another kitten.

And, if you’re really a cat person (I confess this has absolutely nothing to do with writing!) check out Henri the French cat who articulates the pain of existence. Thanks to my friend Eve for this hilarious two-minute link.

Oh, by the way, if you’re more of a dog person, go to the bottom of the screen and in the little box to the right of the word “fresh” select “puppy” (or “bunny” if that appeals to you more.)

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