The campaign, which seeks £15,000 to build the product, offers a range of ‘rewards’ to backers including Tash Willcocks-illustrated #finishwhatyoustart notebooks and writing workshops with top tutors.
The culmination of over three years work, Prolifiko is a digital coach which uses a research-backed productivity system to encourage writers to start and stick at their writing projects.
The current iteration of the Prolifiko builds on an earlier version of the product – used and recommended by ManBooker Prize 2016 longlisted author Wyl Menmuir who used the system to track the writing of his debut novel The Many.
Currently available as a free online prototype through prolifiko.com – the coaching product helps writers kickstart their writing habit by taking a 5 day writing challenge, then enables them to continue with a longer project and set their own deadlines.
Already used by hundreds of writers across the world, the prototype uses a small steps methodology to help writers break down their project into achievable steps.
It also incorporates reminders, notifications, video-based support and a system of daily-tracking which helps writers understand and develop their practice over time.