Written Kitten - Motivation for Writing
Cost: Free | Platforms: Desktop and Laptop Browser.
Written Kitten is a free website that is simple to use and encourages the person to write and set word count goals and even offers a treat when you reach that goal.
Most useful for: Sometimes we can procrastinate about getting started on a piece of writing so setting a goal of 100, 200, 500 or 1000 words, which is possible in Written Kitten can help focus us on the goal. Written Kitten even offers you a treat when you reach that goal. Pick your visual treat of a kitten, puppy or bunny when you reach this goal.
Its key features are:
A very simplified and easy to use website that gets you to focus on your writing, allows you to choose your word count goals and even gifts you an image when you reach that goal.
Some browsers can save the content in Written Kitten. If so, a message will appear on the screen as you start writing. Chrome allows for the content to be saved.
Our Top Tip:
It’s ok to feel stuck when it comes to writing, especially for a long assignment, so breaking down a large piece of writing into small chunks can make it more manageable. Try this approach with Written Kitten.
Demonstration of Written Kitten in Action
Video source: Osmosio YouTube channel
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Further Advice on Writing Supports:
If you are a student in Higher Education, speak to your Assistive Technology Officer or Disability Officer /Learning Support Officer.
If you are a Student in the FET/ETB then it may be possible to speak to an Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support Coordinator, Student Access Officer, Student Support Coordinator or a Disability Support Officer for more information about assistive technology.
If you are an Employee and are interested in this technology then speak to your Disability Liaison Officer (public service) or your Line Manager to start the conversation.