Write or Die 3 is the latest in a line of quirky tools for short-circuiting writer's block. Too many writing apps are too unopinionated, they will wait forever for you to start writing. Write or Die exhorts you to write and when you stop writing it will provide consequences. [more inside]
I'm a clinical psychologist and I've written a book called Finishing School: overcoming work blocks to get your projects done and into the world. [more inside]
A text drafting tool so minimalist that the words you're writing are invisible [more inside]
A web app to help blocked fiction writers write the next sentence (and the one after that, and the one after that...) [more inside]
I am attempting to design a chess set for the blind in 10 days. I am documenting the experience and explaining my strategy--design thinking, creative methodologies, product development, sketching, modelling--over the 10 days. I'm already on day 5.
In the late 1960's, my mom, young and naive, was arrested entering the US with a little bit of pot. She was thrown into a Texas jail, and threatened with years behind bars. This experience ended up being the basis of an experimental / poetic novel she wrote during the '70s, which was meant to be published in the '80s, but things fell apart and it never actually made it to press. Shortly after that, my parents divorced, and then a few years later, my mother was diagnosed with MS. The novel has been sitting on the back burner for a long time, but is finally available. (It's like time travel.) [more inside]
Who knew Dante had originally written about a special circle of hell for bike thieves in The Inferno?