31 Days Aug 2022 Day 7

Prompt 1

During the course of an otherwise unremarkable day, your character begins to suspect that they’re being watched.

Use this sentence:

This was a quiet place, but certainly not a lonely one.

Diane Verrochi – NursingGeek

I’m a geek, a writer, a gamer, a nurse educator, and sporadic textile arts enthusiast. Some of my current literary influences are Mary Robinette Kowal and the rest of the Writing Excuses podcasters (Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and their various awesome guests, such as C.L. Polk, Aliette de Bodard, and Piper J. Drake). On the gaming side, I lean towards open sandboxes like Minecraft and character-centric story games like Spiritfarer, or else extreme weirdness combined with weaponized kindness aka GISH (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt). LGBTQIA+ health is my passion as a nurse and nurse educator, and that tends to come through in both my storytelling and my gameplay.

How long have you been creating?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid, got put off it thanks to a creative writing professor who didn’t believe “genre” was real writing, and decades later got writing again thanks to the fanfiction community on LiveJournal. These days, I’m working on honing my craft to hopefully start putting some original stories out into the world.

What stands out in your creative career?
That’s a tough one! I don’t yet have any fiction published. Well, original fiction, that is. On the fanfiction side, I’m currently pretty proud of “This Hallowed House,” a cute story I wrote for Yuletide this year in the October Daye universe. As a bonus, other people seem to like it too.

What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
I write fantasy, science fiction, and kids’ stories. I stream a combination of writing, gaming (mostly Minecraft) and occasional other random things.

How long have you been streaming?
Since August 2021.

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
Mostly through chat and recently have added a Kappamon to greet people as they arrive in chat.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?
Interacting with people while I write or game.

Have you met any streaming milestones you’re proud of? Can you tell us when you did and how you and your community responded?
I’m still a relative newbie, so I haven’t hit any of the notable milestones yet.

Where can people find you?
I’m on Twitter and Tumblr at @nursinggeek, and on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/nursinggeek

When can people find you on Twitch?
Right now, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons.

David Payne – TelinArtho

David has always considered himself a writer, and writing has always been a passion of his, even though for many years, it wasn’t his priority. Renewed in 2021 with “Writing Purpose”, he is embarking on writing while streaming and getting his work out there. Come join him in the writing adventure!

What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
I write whatever strikes my fancy, though I tend to default to Fantasy/SciFi/Other Speculative Fiction. Contemporary Fiction, Memoir, and others have been known to pop up too.

How long have you been streaming?
Since the beginning of December 2021.

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
Still learning – but I use productivity sprints, and engage each viewer as they chat.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?
I love writing, and I found I am most productive while streaming. What I love most though is talking with people who also love writing, or reading for that matter.

Where can people find you?

When can people find you on Twitch?
7am-8:30am (M-F, EST) is my schedule, but I will do plenty of other streams, including on the weekends, as my schedule allows.

Day 6 – 31 Days 31 Stories Prompts

I figured we could change things up a bit. Should be fun! Prompt reminders are at the bottom in case you need them.

This year is starting out fantastically! The stories are coming out and flowing. It is still early though. How are your experiences?

Night Thinking

Prompt 1

A moment to rest becomes a moment of startling realization, and unexpected truths revealed.

Prompt 2

Use this sentence:
A moment of perfection rarely came.

So, what do you think of the story prompts so far? Have you visited the streamers to share what you’re creating? Or discuss it? It’s a lot of fun.

Keep in mind:
Prompt 1 will be a scene setting sort of prompt.
Prompt 2 will be a ‘Use this sentence (or partial sentence) prompt.

All prompts are optional, but a nice way to track how many you’ve done.

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?

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.