Written Kitten: Cute Positive Reinforcement

We all know, the Internet is run by cats. Or, something like that anyway.


Cats certainly have become ubiquitous online. They’re cute, they’re beautiful, they’ll fight you for a cheezburger. And now, they are encouraging you to write!

Written? Kitten!

Written? Kitten! is built on the principle of positive reinforcement. Write 100 words, and you get a new picture of a cat. If you want to push yourself, and go even longer without seeing a new kitty picture, then you can up this threshold all the way up to 1000 words.

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Created by housemates Alex and Emily, this simple web app was (clearly) inspired by Write Or Die, but with extra cute. The advantage Written Kitten has over its more feature-filled counterpart, is that its positive reinforcement should work better than the negative reinforcement of Write Or Die. Having said that, it all depends on whether you like kittens or not.

But who doesn’t like kittens?!


Images courtesy of Urs Wachter and .

Christopher Jackson is the Editor for Fuel Your Writing and a creative copywriter. He is currently working on Project: Snotbook, an interactive children’s storybook for iPad.


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