Today is going to be a whole lot of fun! We’re on to the next day of writing and creative fun. How are you doing so far? Did you do one a day so far? Or did you do one so far? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hashtag us on Twitter with
#31ShortStories31Days or #ShortStoryMonth
Now, onto the prompt:
Today we can write about the feeling we have in the moment you realize that everything you thought was true about a game was not really the truth.
That moment in life when everything changes because perspective changes.
We’re going to start writing short stories daily this month. Let’s aim for a short story a day, but if that doesn’t work for you, it’s okay. A short story a week is still awesome. Set your goal and we’ll be here to help you reach it!
If you’re not part of the discord, connect with our streamers and they’ll get you in.
Do you have the guide? Our streamers will be happy to link you right to it if you don’t. Make sure to check them all out!
The first of our daily writing prompts is:
An injured horse finds it’s way to the front yard of a woman who just can’t let the animal suffer.
Today we’re going to spend some time chatting with The Unique Lee, a fun twitch writing streamer! Hope you enjoy the interview.
Here’s a bit about the Unique Lee:
The Unique Lee is a mid-twenties half-black queer goth maybe vampire and full-time freelancer. They focus on slice-of-life and romance-driven stories with queer multiracial (sometimes goth) characters living their best lives in a fantasy or urban fantasy setting. Many of these numerous stories have been posted across the far reaches of the internet on various social media platforms.
When not writing their stories they’re drawing them through cartoon illustrations of their fantastical worlds or telling the story in outlandish comics.
They may sometimes be heard yelling in the cornfields of Ohio where they dwell or cry out for help under the mountain of countless lists they continue to produce.
What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
I am a creative variety streamer focusing on digital art and creative writing. I enjoy writing a number of different genres usually focusing on LGBTQ+ themes, romance, and slice-of-life while using multiple forms of storytelling ranging from comics to novellas to games.
I love being able to chat and share my work with others and streaming allows me to do that in real-time. The chat and I get to have meaningful discussions about stories or the nature of the writing world or just talk tropes we’re tired of. Being able to bounce ideas off so many wonderful people is motivating and invigorating for my creative process.
How do you keep your viewers engaged?I keep viewers engaged with both meaningful and everyday conversations and with fun channel point games. Conversations that involve dissecting a trope or popular plot device help keep everyone talking about something they feel strongly about while the fun and relaxing channel point games allow viewers to easily engage with me, the streamer, in a less mentally taxing way. I also maintain a relaxing environment in my chat which allows viewers to feel at peace when talking in chat. Having a relaxed and calming environment allows everyone a chance to work with ease and without pressure.
There is nothing to be told about me. Even I have nothing to say about myself if I were to be honest. Although perhaps, I could start with introducing myself. My name is Cryssalia, a college student of English Major that resides in Malaysia who aspires to be a writer. A Non-binary bisexual, so yes, I am an LGBTQIA+ ally.
I’ve always been passionate with storytelling, built from the love of books since I was only six years old and I dreamed of creating stories that could either reach the shelves or tv. I picked up writing when I was nine, but only became more passionate in the craft when I was fourteen.
I honed my craft from Fanfiction, and in 2018, I begun to pursue original works. It was a struggle, as I was too focus in making my draft perfect, compared myself to other writers and envy them when they are published. It was my biggest mistake, and I lost the joy of storytelling because of my own negativity.
However this year, I have found the perfect writing family and one of them once told me, “It doesn’t matter if it’s self indulgent, just write it!” and it kickstarted my love to write once more. It was my initial drive to write, because I thought it was fun. Now, I’m looking forward to create more stories that I can enjoy with others.
I know when I’ve caught your streams they are always fun. What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
I stream worldbuilding, art, and writing. The genres I’ve written in so far are Dystopian Sci-Fi and Magipunk Fantasy
We’re declaring January Short Story Creation Month
The energetic start to the year is intended to foster a fun, creative beginning and forward momentum to launch 2021 forward together!
To add to the fun of it all there are several Twitch Writing Streamers who will be joining the challenge. We’ll be streaming writing, chatting, and conversation about writing. We are going to make this a fun, active month together!
For the month of January the goal is to create a short story every single day for the entire month. Much like creating a consistent creative flow in November, we’ll be doing that in January. Each short story will need to be between 1000 and 15, 000 words on any genre.
Starting the year off with energy and momentum is a great way to set your year on the right path. This isn’t a planned ‘New Years Resolution’. It’s a goal setting exercise for starting off the year strong. Let’s do it together!
As the Twitch Writers Community continues to grow and thrive, challenges are common. We’ve opted to give life to a challenge we’ve done before.
Join us in January to start the year off with 31 Short Stories – A Short Story a day is a huge boost in creative expression, back list growth, and new worlds to play in.
If you don’t hit 31 short stories, but you’ve been writing daily towards that goal you will end up with more stories than you began with.
Our general guide is
*1000 words to 15k words
*Short story in any genre
For myself, I will be aiming for 5000 to 10,000 words in each story daily. They become great fodder for collections, short story releases, and bonus stories.
1000 word short stories are GREAT for patreon supporters, book collections, bonus stories, and newsletter reader magnets.
Watch this space for an upcoming guide, book of writing prompts, and more!