Welcome to Write or Die! This is a tool to help writers who are suffering from block. If you stop typing for a few seconds, all of your text gets deleted! Scientifically proven to be the cure for writer's block (Disclaimer: Write or Die is not scientifically proven to cure writer's block).

There are also various modes that you can choose from.

  • Need to write a 300-word essay? Go for word limit mode!
  • Don't have much time? Go for time limit mode!
  • Want to not be burdened by the backspace key? Just Don't look back!
  • and more! (and by more I mean one more but who's counting)

Made for the tool jam, the theme being "This tool is alive" The tool is alive in the fact that there is a literal beating heart that you must keep alive.

NB: Saving works differently on the web version than the desktop version. 


 (please help my node_modules folder is 250 megabytes)

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
TagsFast-Paced, text-editor, tool, tooljam


write-or-die-win32-x64.zip 160 MB

Install instructions

WARNING: Are you sure you want to do this? The Web version is fine, except for saving. The uncompressed file is 179 megabytes.

Unzip the file and run "write-or-die.exe"


Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.


I really like this. Makes me want to make an extension similar to this but for coding.... :)

Haha this is a really fun idea. Cool stuff o/

I really want this but as an extension to godot or unity or something. That'd be really...interesting for a game jam.

How would you even save the game and export?