The hustle and bustle became a welcomed distraction.
Develop a story around how someone may feel encountering their greatest ally in person for the first time.
The momentum shifted after the slide.
So, which streamers have you visited? Did you find one that fits into your regular routine? I know many of our week centric writers find Author Brian Lou to be a great place to stop Saturday and Sunday morning. I know I’ve had fun in his stream. Hope to see you there!
Today’s challenge prompt should be enjoyable. Did you remember to share the favorite part of your story on yesterday’s thread? Or in the comments on the site?
The option is there for all of us so we can get feedback, offer support, and connect with each other. I’ll get mine posted to the discord as well.
On to the prompts:
Your story starts with a character racing from the police. How did they end up in that position?
Use the following sentence in your story:
Sirens echoed in the distance
An earthquake devastates the home of a loved one and your character must get them out of the affected area.
It’s hard to believe that August has arrived and so has our second challenge for the year. Things are going to be fantastic. We have 31 days of fun ahead!
Things to remember:
- Prompts are optional; create what works best for you to create
- You’re not in it alone; streamers and writers are available to offer support and write with you on twitch and in discord
- If you have questions, ask; streamers and mods are ready to answer
- Have fun! This should be key to your challenge, enjoy it. Creating is fun.
Now, onto the prompts!
Write a story for your mom
Create a tale for your mother about whatever you think she’d enjoy or want to read. Have fun with it.
Use the following sentence in your story:
Whining pierced the silence.
Drop a section in the comments of the post or in the participation channel of the Discord. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
As we get closer to 31 short stories, it’s my hope to share somethings to look forward to.
To help the creation process, prompts will be shared daily. Each one will be posted to the website here and auto-published in the Discord account too. A little streamlined, easy to find stuff is a wonderful thing.
The prompts will include an image, a quick suggestion for a story topic. It will be dependable for anyone who may need the prompt for their inspirational source during the month.
Many of the prompts will be able to apply to any genre and category. The broad nature should leave a lot of room for creative expression. Below is an example of what you may find on the site for your prompts.
Your main character needs to stop someone from a life and death decision that would leave chaos in its wake.
Once you’ve finished your prompt you can share it in Discord, or on the site. Give us your best lines or excerpt from the fun work you’ve created for that day! We can’t wait to see what you create and share ours with you.
As we look forward to the launch event, we have a plethora of opportunities to create, connect, and discuss all the things coming up. I hope to see you in the Discord.
Coffee Quills is a quaffer of coffee, a hugger of hedgehogs, and a slinger of ink. Writing under flickering neon lights, they take inspiration from a range of media and enjoy mashing together genres as they write. Post-nuclear apocalypse cozy mystery? Working on it! Detecting in a steampunk/magic ocean-side fantasy? Sounds good too! Most of their writing has an optimistic slant to it with found families, protection, and love wins being found in most (if not all, in varying degrees) of their writing.
Describing Coffee is akin to describing one part of a patchwork cloak, and that can be seen in their writing. Spells, Snow, & Sky is a polyamorous paranormal romance, but they also write for 4thewords (an online RPG for writers) and have horror drabbles published with The Horror Tree and Black Hare Press. Web serials on Wattpad and Royal Road go from romance to sky pirates to video game isekai.
Coffee runs on ink and is a friendly person. Feel free to say hello on Twitter, Twitch, or in 4thewords!
What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
4thewords / writing
How long have you been streaming?
Since July 2020
How do you keep your viewers engaged?
I talk to viewers during breaks, use Stream Avatars to give hugs & fight, and have channel points to be redeemed.
Where can people find you?
People can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and at 4thewords as CoffeeQuills.
If you bring a hedgehog you might get a little extra talk time out of Coffee too!