The Most Dangerous Writing App

I don’t know how but I landed on this writing app called ‘The Most Dangerous Writing App‘. I think someone in my writer’s group on Facebook had suggested a writer’s website, and while browsing through that website I came across an article about this app.

Apparently, the app erases everything you’ve written if you pause even for 5 seconds. For me, this was scary and frightening; not to mention annoying. How dare they erase whatever I write, I thought. I decided to try it out.

Below is the screenshot of the results after a frenzied 5 minutes.

writing app screenshot

At the end of the 5 minutes, my relief and elation were unparalleled. 😀

My skepticism has now turned to belief. It works! To be honest, I did have one eye on the timer and it was the fear that everything would wipe out if I stopped that kept me going.

So much so, that even when 5 minutes were up, I was in full flow and just didn’t want to stop.  I think I could have probably  managed to churn out a few more words if not lines. Then the urge to write a proper, streamlined post came over me. The editing instincts I had kept in check until then kicked in and I ended up saving it as a draft for later. That’s when I realised that I just had to share this with you all.

I think it would be perfect in curing writer’s block. What do you say?

Do try it out. And tell me how it worked for you. 🙂



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  • sassandsauce
    Posted at 10:36h, 09 March Reply

    I don’t like the idea too much. Maybe it works to get one into the habit of writing or write a stream-of-consciousness kind of post though.
    I however like to take my time. Read things over. Edit. Re-edit. Because that’s half the fun 🙂
    Not to mention the cookie ( I don’t do coffee, so sugar is my drug of choice) breaks. 😀

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:50h, 09 March Reply

      I know what you mean. But the editing part comes later. You can save what you’re written like I did. This was of course random and free flow, but will probably work even with a specific theme.

  • Feelings and Freedom
    Posted at 12:32h, 09 March Reply

    Hmm…really not sure if unstructured and unthoughtful writing could be of much help…but I guess worth a try 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 14:27h, 09 March Reply

      True. It may or may not work. But at least you’ll know … 😀

  • MindandLifeMatters
    Posted at 17:57h, 09 March Reply

    I guess this will help people who are afraid to start writing, not so much for Writer’s block. Either way, it is good for practice.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 19:13h, 09 March Reply

      Sometimes random thoughts may trigger off brilliant ideas. I had fun trying it out 😀 It was like a race, the tension was enjoyable. 🙂

  • rosemaryandporkbelly
    Posted at 14:13h, 24 March Reply

    As someone who’s just dabbling with the idea of a daily discipline of continuous writing I can see its a useful “prod” in the right direction. But for me that’s all it is – a cattle-prod that will punish me for not writing swiftly enough. As a writer I can punish myself quite enough without having an app to do it for me:)
    PS love your invitation to comment – refreshingly different.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 18:09h, 24 March Reply

      Thank you! 🙂 I know what you mean. The same technique can be used offline (without the app) and then whatever you’ve written stays safe. 🙂

  • Roseylinn
    Posted at 17:48h, 24 March Reply

    I tried it out with the five minute timer. I can see where it might help someone learn how to quiet their inner critic. The five seconds pause and it’s all gone I didn’t care for as things happen. An alternative would be to use a timer set for 5 minutes and a blank page. Then if something happens at least it’s all saved.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 18:07h, 24 March Reply

      Exactly my point! 🙂 Thank you for visiting and commenting.

  • Olive Ole
    Posted at 08:52h, 25 March Reply

    I just might have to try this app. I do have a tendensy to correct mistakes and edit as I go, bt there is no reason why I shouldnt do that later. Of course I know I will be angry if/when my text gets wiped out… ;-p

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