It's called Write or Die and it's designed to terrify you out of writer's block:
Write or Die is a new kind of writing productivity application that forces you to write by providing consequences for distraction and procrastination.
As long as you keep typing, you're fine, but if you become distracted, punishment will ensue. Everything is configurable, name your word goal, time goal and preferred punishment, then start writing!
The consequences are as follows:
- Gentle Mode: A certain amount of time after you stop writing, a box will pop up, gently reminding you to continue writing.
- Normal Mode: If you persistently avoid writing, you will be played a most unpleasant sound. The sound will stop if and only if you continue to write.
- Kamikaze Mode: Keep Writing or Your Work Will Unwrite Itself
That last one is the kind of thing writers have nightmares about. It would certainly keep me typing like a lunatic!