Have you ever heard of Brain Dump Writing otherwise called as Morning Pages in The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron? It is a habit of writing about anything and everything that comes to your head, and is not supposed to be edited or censored in any way. The idea is that if you can get in the habit of writing certain amount of pages a day, it will help clear your mind and get the ideas flowing for the rest of the day. There are a lot of tools to ease building this habit. But most of these have one common problem: They do not rush.
The Most Dangerous Writing App is designed to get you into a state of flow. If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost. That simple. You can set a time/word count target and when you achieve it you will be able to download. I highly suggest saving what you wrote cause your Brain Dumps will eventually get rich with ideas you never knew you can think of like the one below I came up in 5 minutes (please don’t mind the spellings and grammar).
There was a cat. And it could fly. Fly high in the sky. It amazed a lot of people. But did the fact and wonder give the cat any joy? Is it supposed to look for joy? Is joy the pupose of the life? Is there a purpose of life? Can cat’s think of purpose? Would a cat think of life and its intricacies if its famous for being able to fly? Will it start thinking if its fame is disrupted? Does sadness lead to phylosophical inclination? Or is solitude, a by-product of sustainability, a necessity to study the nature of mind? Has it always been the case that reasearch is a Luxory? Or was it attainable to common man? Did making it universal make the progress of science stagnant? Because we keep comparing current progress to Newton and Darwins time, where the science and research was self-funded (though its communation is royal funded)!
I won’t say this app made me any productive but definitely little more creative and created more space for introspection. Finally, it gets some brownie points for being open-source.
Update (2019 June 07): Squibler bought the domain and added prompt generator.
- 750words for more motivation on why to start the habit of Morning Pages.
TMDWA is a web app with the motto “Don’t stop typing, or all progress will be lost.”