Write Together

Learn to write, together, one day at a time.

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#2 Product of the DayJanuary 04, 2019

Write Together is a new spin on blogging, designed around teaching the art of writing through the power of habit. Follow other writers, talk in the community, and write together, not alone.

Reviews

  • Fred Rivett
    Fred RivettCo-founder @ The Dot
    Pros: 

    Enables a habit to build whilst getting to know other writers, plus speed of iteration from @ow is 🔥

    Cons: 

    Still early stage, some bugs and functionality missing that would be nice but nothing major and iterating quickly.

    I’ve been using Write Together for the past few days and it’s surprised me how many thoughts are floating around in my subconscious. I sit down to write not knowing what I’m going to say and then words flow out.

    Mostly I’m enjoying the community and look forward to getting to know the others on this journey.

    For me at $5/mo it’s a no brainer, give it a shot for a month and if it doesn’t work for you? You’ve wrote some words, met some folks and spent a fiver.

    Fred Rivett has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Supportive, growing community. Transparent & very active creator. Great motivation to build the habit of writing one day at a day.

    Cons: 

    Still early stage in the beta, buggy at times and could use more features.

    The encouragement and motivation from the other members has been intoxicating - enjoying the community thoroughly. Love seeing the Github style incremental progress of my streak!

    Jeff Stolz has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Love the GitHub-style streak visualization. Idea: It might be useful to provide sub-communities/topics people can participate in. I'm imagining groups of writers around different interests such as tech, sports, film, fictional storytelling, etc. What's planned next, @ow!?
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@rrhoover thanks dude! 🙌 I have a pretty solid roadmap with some great new features coming in the next few days, even (and our roadmap/issue tracker is entirely public, too, as the community helps shape development). Writing groups (and writing teams, for private groups) are coming soon; members will be able to create or join a community that write about a specific topic or theme, adding prompts and 'writebacks' which are an integrated way or replying to someone's blog with an entire new writing post. I'm excited, mostly because we've seen 90 people contribute more than 140 posts so far! It's clear that there's a huge movement back toward writing online, and not public by default, but it's been way too difficult. I'm hoping we can change that, and teach some new folks along the way how to write, together.
Maksim Petriv
Maksim Petriv@talkaboutdesign · Founder of Design Hunt
Very cool. Mind explaining if there is a difference between this and https://200wordsaday.com/ which was featured a few days earlier. Seems very similar. Congrats on launch!
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@talkaboutdesign lots of differences! First of all, I've really focused on user interaction in the community initially and building up your 'streak.' We support global timezones, so you can submit from anywhere and the day you're contributing to will be saved as the one you're in! Additionally we're building out further features including a Telegram community (which is pretty active), feeds and groups. 😉
Sean Walker
Sean Walker@swlkr · Takes hikes 🏔 makes sites 👨‍💻
@talkaboutdesign @ow thank goodness someone supports local timezones!
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@talkaboutdesign @swlkr I took this as sarcasm but I also didn't explain why it matters very well. For a tool where you're writing against a deadline every day (midnight) that matters a lot, or you might only have a small window to contribute if, say, you're in New Zealand.
Sean Walker
Sean Walker@swlkr · Takes hikes 🏔 makes sites 👨‍💻
@talkaboutdesign @ow no i meant it, 200wordsaday doesn't have local timezones, neither does wip.chat
Ergün
Ergün@ergunsimsek
Why do I fail? read that please I write it😃writetogether.space/posts/65/why-do-i-fail
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@ergunsimsek thanks for sharing! I'm glad to see someone using public URLs already ;)
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RRRRRRRUUUUUUUUU@robin_ury · Web Developer
Credit card for trial is a deal breaker
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@robin_ury I understand. For now it's important since it's just me, and it helps reduce trolling at this early stage.
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠@milann · Making technology come alive 🃏
Love the idea and execution @ow ! I wanted to sign up and commit to it, since I have a lot of unfinished ideas and blogs, but €5 per month is... I don't know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I pay that for Medium and for The Correspondent and that has a lot of people working/writing for me. It would make sense to pay that or maybe €10 per year or something. Or, can I earn like 80% back when i reach my streak? ;) without using copy paste obviously...
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@milann I appreciate the idea/thought and that you made a comment. However, I believe that any product that I put into the world I have a responsibility to make sustainable. I'm fairly exhausted by products launching then hitting the deadpool and leaving me in the lurch, and I don't want to build ad-supported things into my businesses. $10 per year would mean it won't make it through the year, let alone a few months. I hope you can understand there's a tension between taking millions of dollars and making Medium, or building a product that a few thousand people love, rather than something for the masses. Unfortunately, sometimes, this requires paying, so we don't become the product.