I wrote Seedy Stories in a few days in a coffee shop in Denton, TX. The idea was to make something akin to Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies but more tailored for writers—a prompt or set of constraints aimed at generating ideas.
Clicking the “draw” button draws the number and type of “seeds” specified by the form.
The checkbox by each question toggles the visibility of that column.
John McGrath, who made Wordie.org, which has since merged with or been consumed by Wordnik.com, wrote a little blog post about it—noting that our designs both used Palatino. And a user named CherryDaiquiri wrote to me and called it “the most non-boring thing on the internet”.
But it’s since fallen into disrepair. I still like the idea. I don’t know. Maybe the next time I find myself in Denton I’ll refresh it, rework the design a little, rebrand it in the fashion of WTFSIMFD.