That’s the aim of a curious Kickstarter effort designed to reward both authors and those who love to read.
Quilli.us is a social writing tool designed to help authors finish novels, screenplays, poetry — any kind of creative writing endeavour. As a man with a still-to-be-edited-exploding-shark-novel sitting staring at me, I get the concept.
From a writer’s perspective, you get feedback from readers as you submit work, and a gaming-centric model to encourage participation. That, I suspect is where Quilli.us will either sink or swim, as too much negative social pressure could make it rather toxic rather quickly.
Editorial disclaimer: I know about Quilli.us because I know one of the actors in the pitch video. I have no stake in it in any way.
Quilli.us is currently available in beta form, with a Kickstarter running to try to raise $US30,000 to enable it to expand to include a publishing channel, mobile version and additional writing services.
An interesting — if not entirely unique — concept, then. Is it the kind of thing that would get you writing, or submitting critiques of writing?