What is Writeado?
Writeado is a social network and productivity tool for writers. The main goal behind Writeado is to keep writers motivated, and to make new people interested in writing.
Why we need your help
Hi, I'm John Kolsun, and I'm asking for your help to create this tool for writers around the world. I'm a writer myself, and have a working background in search engine research and also in media quality control. Writeado is a project that I made out of my love for writing and the love for the internet writing community. My main reasons for creating this project are:
#1 - To give writing the support and enthusiasm that it sees in the month of November for National Novel Writing Month all year round. I would like to get new people writing, and create a buzz around authors, except to have it last all year. I would like this to be a fun way for people to pick up writing.
#2 - This will be a centralized site for writers of all forms. I feel like writing websites are too separated and closed off for very specific groups. Writeado will focus on all kinds of writing, creating a place for all authors.
#3 - Motivation. There are a lot of tools for writers, but I feel like a lot of them are not satisfactory when it comes to tracking progress. With the website, you will be able see just how well, or how bad you are at meeting your goals.
#4 - Promotion for authors - Not only will this be a tool and a social networking site, but authors can post links to their work, I would love to drive support for independent authors.
What we need to make this possible
The bare bones minimum we need is $4,000 in order to make the basic features available (a social network that tracks word count progress and upgrades your avatar based on this progress). If we do not reach our goal of making over $4,000, your money will be refunded via Indiegogo.
Funding will be spent for coding and design work. A site like this will take lots of coding. $4,000 is little to ask for when comparing other sites like this.
If you help fund the project, you will get special rewards. Please see the perks section for info.
A social network and productivity tool
The main feature of Writeado is a tracking tool of word count goals. As a user completes more goals, their avatar will be upgraded. Users will also be able to see their word count progress for the total day, month, and year.
Specific goals will also be available for writers to chose, incase they don't have any personal writing plans set. When a writer completes their work, they have the ability of linking to their finished work or also posting it via Writeado in order to share their work with others.
Help us expand
There are many more functions I would like Writeado to have. The main functions I would like to expand on even more are avatars, tracking tools, and writing goals. After this, there are many more functions that can be put in place.
Such as: word count battles (Chose a friend or a foe, and go toe to toe in a word count battle), quality writing battles (Chose a friend or a foe, and also there will be judges picked. They will chose the winner based on quality of writing), guilds (create groups of writers within the system), and also specialized campaigns (writing goals based on an ongoing storyline, fitting in with a theme that is site wide).
Another reason why we would like additional funding is that we would like to create Readado, this type of network for readers, in order to drive communication between writers and readers. Along with this, there are other arts that we would like to create this system for, such as the fine arts.
How you can help
Let your friends know about Writeado. Share this to other websites.
If you have a website or blog, feel free to write an article about Writeado.
Fund us and get one of the perks listed!
Thank you. We can do this with your help!