Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Writing Resources - K - Written? Kitten!




Welcome to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website! Our A to Z Challenge theme – Writing Resources!



This writing resource is for all of my cat lovers out there. :)

But don’t worry dog or bunny lovers. You can get in on this too!

Do you need motivation to reach your word count?

Written Kitten is a simple website that awards you for writing by giving you pictures of kittens (or puppies or bunnies). All you have to do is select what cute animal picture you’d want, how often, and then start writing in the text box they provide. Whenever you reach your word count goal, they’ll give you a kitten picture to boost your motivation to keep writing.

Just as you can change your preference from kitten to either puppy or bunny, you can also change the word count from 100 to 200, 500 or 1,000.

The images come from Flickr’s “most interesting” photos of the cuddly animal you select.

This is a great website for writers using NaNo too. It keeps track of your word count, saves your work if you have the appropriate web browser, and is a fun motivator.

FYI: Don’t be disappointed when you select puppy or bunny and you still get a cat picture after your first 100 words. It’ll change with your next 100 words. Same goes if a picture doesn’t show up at first. Just keep writing!


I tested it out. It works!






23 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - what a fun site ... should amuse many a blogger or struggling child perhaps .. inspiring them on - so the picture changes .. Cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that is funny. Hey, whatever motivates someone!

Pat Hatt said...

lol if it works it works. Fun indeed

Chrys Fey said...

It certainly amused me, Hillary. :D

Chrys Fey said...

Exactly. Anything can motivate a writer.

Chrys Fey said...

I bet the Cat would like this. ;)

Sarah Foster said...

That's adorable! Hey, whatever works to motivate you, I say go for it!

cleemckenzie said...

What is it about kittens that always seems rewarding? What a great idea that site is. I might have to go over there and try for a kitten or two.

Em-Musing said...

Such a Kute idea!

Deborah R. Hawkins said...

I hear of this one often. I need to start using it. lol

Chrys Fey said...

@Sarah, kittens can motivate many. :)

@C Lee, it's because they're so gosh darn cute!

@Em-Musing, I fell in love with this site when I found it. lol

Megan Morgan said...

Is this supposed to replace the real live cat who lays on my lap and gets in the way of my keyboard? LOL

Alyssa Cormier said...

Adorable! Great resource!

Juneta Key said...


What fun! Cool website.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Patricia Lynne said...

Puppy and kitten pictures are a great motivation to get that word count in!

~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Chrys Fey said...

@Deborah, really?

@Megan, haha. I have four of those real live cats who do the same.

@Alyssa and @Juneta, glad you liked it.

@Patrica, very motivational.

Laura @Simply Me, The way I see it said...

Wow that is adorable. I am going to check that out.

Jeffrey Scott said...

What a great idea. This would work great for me if the photos were of Sci.Fi. movies. LOL
Have a TITANIC day today.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

What an excellent idea. Too bad they couldn't hand deliver donuts when you reached your quota.

Diane O'Neill said...

Hi! I've been using Written Kitten for years and love it--but this morning the site is gone!

Priya said...

Written Kitten is my favourite online writing aid! It keeps me motivated and cheery and writing. It's so disappointing to see it gone. :(

Yolanda Renee said...

I'll have to try it just for fun!

So unique!

Michelle Wallace said...

Substitute those adorable kitties for dolphins...and I'm totally in!!
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