Sapha Burnell – UsurperKings

“Sapha is like a young Wolfgang Pauli, in every laboratory he went, there was a little explosion.” Cyberpunk/magic realism author and poet Sapha Burnell’s works (Usurper Kings, Son of Abel & Neon Lieben) were dubbed “jaw-droppingly beautiful”, “an insane, diabolical, kick-ass rollercoaster” and “hauntingly beautiful”. Literary critic Ella J said of Neon Lieben, “I never thought a science fiction story could be so beautiful”. Sapha writes on the interlock between mysticism, mythology and science with a pugilist’s eye. The product of Vancouver’s multiculturalism, Sapha steeped in divergent cultures, religious experiences and gender roles, until battling with traditional opinions became a daily war. On hiatus from the written word, she volunteered in West Africa, and returned to Canada with an international perspective. As an editor & literary theorist, Sapha’s work focuses on comparative mythology & the ethics of futurism. On Twitch, Sapha critiques prose twice a week, and writes online once. A member of The Writers Union of Canada, Sapha lives in BC with their spouse and speaks on gender roles, cyberpunk, martial arts, comparative mythology, wine education and religion, when the #hallowesfam isn’t chatting it up on discord or twitch.

What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
Editing, and writing Cyberpunk & Magic Realism.

How long have you been streaming?
2 years.

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
Featuring their content.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?
The Community.

Where can people find you?
http://www.twitch.tv/usurperkings

When can people find you on Twitch?
Tues: 6pm – 12 am PST
Wed: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm PST
Thurs: 2 pm – 5:30 pm PST

Day 5 – 31 Days to 31 Stories Prompt

Remember: Prompts are not required.

You can merge prompts if you choose.

You can use your own prompts or your own intention for your story as well.

The biggest goal is to produce a short story over 1,000 within 24 hours from the time you began (or in the time you committed to)

Prompt 1 will be a scene setting type of prompt.
Prompt 2 will be a “Use this sentence (or partial sentence)” prompt.

Keep in mind we’re also doing great stuff on the discord channel. We’re creating threads and developing chatter and story ideas. See you there!

Prompt 1 – Submitted by DarthTorLin via TwitchStream

A Trip to a Writers Convention held by Writers. Meeting all the famous writers! Who would you want to visit first? Would you hang out with Twitch Writers , and who , and why ?

Tell the story from a character’s perspective and show us how it would work for that author character.

Prompt 2 –

(Their) pulse raced until only the thumping of the heart resonated in (their) ears.


The () means we can adjust the word inside to reflect the appropriate pronoun for the given story. Pronouns are often adjustable based on situation and circumstance in a story. One day you’re creating a tale about a strapping knight and if you change he to she now you’re creating it about a woman instead. Or they could be someone who’d not allowing the world to box them in. You’ve got options. Play with it and have fun! 🙂

See you in the discord chat.

Day 1 – 31 Days to 31 Stories

This is 31 days to 31 stories 2022 Launching Prompt.

As in August we will have two prompts. One will be setting the scene and the other will be use the sentence. Pick one that you like and use it for your story.

Remember: Prompts are not required.

You can merge prompts if you choose.

You can use your own prompts or your own intention for your story as well.

The biggest goal is to produce a short story over 1,000 within 24 hours from the time you began (or in the time you committed to)

Prompt 1 will be a scene setting type of prompt.
Prompt 2 will be a ‘Use this sentence (or partial sentence) prompt.

Prompt 1:

Your cat warns you there’s a volcano erupting nearby.

Prompt 2:

As mesmerizing as the brilliant burst of color skyrocketing from the mountaintop appeared, the threat was clear.

31 Days AHEAD!

Oh, the wonderful things we plan as the world continues to spin. It’s great to see the growth and excitement so many have for 31 days. I hate that as the organizer, I’ve been badly distracted. There is still much to do and little time to do it.

As we are getting into 31 days 31 stories I am going to be excited about some of the things coming up. We have a lot of wonderful YouTubers and Twitter’s joining the streaming of 31 days. I will provide you with a write-up on all of them so keep your eyes out for previews and updates and information so that you can get to know the streamers that will be sharing and supporting the 31 days community.

If you are joining us for the adventure and fun head, you can visit http://Inexhaustible.media/31-stories to get signed up.

31 Days Writing Challenge

Prompts will begin on Friday. There will be two prompts in each post. There may also be a video posted on YouTube. I will post here a list of streamers that you can look for and follow for support during this writing event. Please continue to engage with the streamers as you need to.

If you have not gotten your 31 days guide book which is available on this site and through TheLadyWrites stream, you will be able to get it in the Discord.

If you are looking for the guidebook go to 31 resources in the Discord.

You will also find streamers that are support streamers. These streamers are not actually writing for 31 short stories but they do know the rules and have a guidebook. They are able to assist those who might need help with the actual writing process. These people are an asset and available if you want to visit their streams.

One streaming example is TheTigerWrites

While we typically have a launch event, unfortunately 31 days in January this year will not have a major streaming launch event. There is a plethora of things going on around it and we are searching for a way to celebrate. I’m open to suggestions.

For all of those still looking for an email that I meant to send out a week ago, hopefully this works. I owe all of you an apology. I did not intend to get this backed up. We are getting things back on track as we go.

There will be a weekly wrap-up. An opportunity for streamers and writers to share their work, talk about their week with 31 days, and answer questions. Should something come up in the conversations and you would like to discuss it, please don’t hesitate to mention it to me prior to our weekly wrap-up.

The weekly wrap-up and all of our streamers are hosted through Inexhaustible Media on Twitch. If you are not following that channel, please do so now. This will be your streaming source of information for 31 days.


Http://twitch.tv/InExhaustibleMedia



See you there!

Author Brian Lou – 31 Short Stories Veteran

Check out Author Brian Lou on Twitch!

Brian is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego’s creative writing program. Books and the worlds they evoke have been a passion his whole life, and he has wanted to be a writer since the age of fourteen. Now two decades later, streaming his writing alongside others he’s found within the streaming writers community has provided him the motivation to finally pursue that dream.

Those twenty years did not pass idly by. In that time, he’s been attending regular writing workshops for practice and to keep sharp. One of those groups self-published an anthology of their work entitled “Zarf,” in which he is featured four times. Sci-fi and fantasy (or a mixture of the two) short stories are Brian’s genres of choice for his work.

He also creates poetry, typically done stream-of-consciousness. Some of his material is available through his Patreon, “The Loose Page.” Outside of writing, Brian is a board game enthusiast, avid LARPer, tabletop roleplayer, and occasional video gamer.



What do you write?
Sci-fi and fantasy writing, or poetry

How long have you been streaming?
Since November of 2020

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
Sundays are dedicated to interactive writing sprints, where viewers are invited to join a voice chat and share what they wrote in those ten minutes.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?
It keeps me accountable for my writing and has been a valuable source of motivation.

Where can people find you?
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/authorbrianlou
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theloosepage
Twitter: @AuthorBrianLou

When can people find you on Twitch?
Weekends – 10am-12pm EST

A Veteran with flair!

Brian has already made it through 31 short stories in 31 days – creating a story for the inaugural edition of 31 Tales that is both enjoyable and attention-catching for any scifi fan. He took on streaming our weekend shifts to help ensure those venturing into 31 short stories in 31 days have someone available at all times for support and interaction. He and his army of paper airplanes make the weekend fun for all writers.

CoffeeQuills – 31 Short Story 31 Days Challenge Collector

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.


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If you bring a hedgehog you might get a little extra talk time out of Coffee too!

Pride Ascending – Writing Streamer

Biography

Pride (They/Them) is an autistic queer stay at home parent to an eleven animal menagerie, who takes joy in crafting, writing, gaming, and world building. They have been streaming off and on for four years, tending to stream gaming and crafting content. More recently they’ve started to stream their writing content. Their writing focuses more on Fiction, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi and contains a lot of LGBTQIA+ themes and characters. Their favorite books include The Sword of Truth series by Terry Brooks and The Night Runner Series by Lynn Flewelling. Their favorite movies include Running Free, Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, and War Horse. A few goals for the future include owning their own horses, running charity fundraising events, and publishing some of their stories.

What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
Writing (Mostly Fiction/Fantasy/Sci-Fi), Gaming (Story/Survival mostly)

How long have you been streaming?
Off and On for close to four years now. Started on Mixer shortly after it changed names from Beam, then moved to Twitch. Recently got affiliated with Twitch as well =D

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
I tend to ask a lot of questions of my viewers, and I love going into depth and explaining things when people have questions about my work. I find that this sort of interaction helps me as a writer and keeps my viewers engaged in what I’m presenting them.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?

Being able to show off everything I’m passionate about to the people who share my interests. I like to teach people about the games I play, show off the animals I own, and explore the situations my characters find themselves in. I believe that all of these entertain and help those who are like me and learn by first-hand experience. It’s also a good way for me to connect with people when I ordinarily might not be able to do so otherwise.

Where can people find you?
Twitch
Discord
Twitter
Instagram


If you have time, don’t hesitate to check out the fun PrideAscending’s twitch stream where you’ll have fun, get some writing done, and know you’re in great company!