Games and Structure
How a writing game helps me, not with "motivation," but with structuring my writing sessions.
Since we were talking last time about tricks that help people write, I should mention one other little trick that I enjoy doing. For the past couple of years I've had an account with an online writing game called 4thewords. The premise of this game is that it's structured like an RPG. There are "monsters" you can fight, in order to progress in the main plotline, complete side quests, or collect items that you can craft with - and each one requires you to write a certain amount of words within a certain time limit.
This post isn't an advertisement! It's not even necessarily an "oh, you should try this thing I like." I just want to talk about one of the things 4thewords does for me, because I think it's slightly different for me, compared to what’s advertised and what a neurotypical writer would get out of it.
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