‘Written Kitten’ helps reduce paralyzing essay pains and writer’s block when struggling to get those last 200 words down. The creators Alex and Emily were inspired by Write or Die, which works similarly to keeping publishers focused. ‘Written Kitten’ takes on a more affirmative method of reward compared to its competitor’s consequential punishment tactics.
Based upon the theory of positive reinforcement, the seemingly simple site loads a fresh kitty for every X number of words composed. The feline snapshots are taken from popular tagged photos on image sharing network Flickr. Some of the kittens are too cute for words, while others just bring cramp-inducing laughter.
The site is astonishingly motivating when faced with the possibility of a delightful feline waiting around the corner. Ace assignments and papers by turning to Written Kitten rather than the hundreds of Internet cat videos circulating the web.