Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
I just heard of this new writing app called BlankPage. It helps you write. Awesome!
I’m not sure why they don’t like to put a space between Blank and Page. The app was created by Swedes, so maybe Swedish eschews unnecessary spaces between wørds. No idea.
Not having gone into the details, since I have no plan to use this app myself, I understand that it helps you by setting word count goals and somehow chiding you when you’re falling short. It lets you “organise” your work however you wish. And it provides “inspiration” when you most need it so you don’t succumb to writer’s block.
You might remember that I rejected Scrivener a while back, after using it for a now-defunct project. Without even trying BlankPage, I reject it outright.
For one thing, it costs $5/month, $40/year, or $499 for a lifetime subscription! If you’re 30, do you think BlankPage will still be there 50 years from now when you’re 80? If so, spring for the lifetime. I bet $499 will buy you a Diet Trump Cola in 2067.
Act now, though, and you can get the lifetime subscription for just $24.99 from the Boing Boing store! That’s a 94% discount. I’m tempted to do it just to save $474.01. With which I’ll buy something I really need.
Or, you could run over to Staples and buy a dozen legal pads for about $15. Literal blank pages.
And you can fill them with as many of your brilliant words as you can manufacture. “Organised” as you wish. You might want to pick up a few pens while you’re at it.
Put another way, no app is going to make you a great writer. Whether they scribble on laptops, legal pads, cocktail napkins, or the palms of their hands, writers gonna write. Right?