Writer AL Kennedy tries out – and gives up on – a number of apps for writers on the BBC Books and Authors podcast. Two other writers, Stella Duffy and Julian Gough, follow up with why they use these apps and others. The only one that they mention that I have not tried is Write or Die and, like AL Kennedy, I will not be using it. In a nutshell, there are ‘consequences if you fail to write a certain number of words in a specified amount of time.
It just rewires your brain. You just feel fantastic if you just keep going and the screen doesn’t turn red and the baby doesn’t scream at you.