Darth Nikolas is a writer, worldbuilder, Twitch streamer, and gamer. A lifelong writer, Nik has always been fascinated with science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, starting many projects over the years. He lives in Montana with his husband and seven of their eight amazing children. Amidst the chaos, Nik is currently finishing his first novel, the urban fantasy Dark Playground, and a space-fantasy TTRPG and novel setting, Astraeus Zephyrus.
What do you stream?
Mostly I stream Writing (Fantasy, Horror) and a tiny bit of random gaming.
How long have you been streaming?
How do you keep your viewers engaged?
I do progress sprints, offer help discussing ideas, and offer to showcase people’s work.
What is your favorite thing about streaming?
I love the community and the sense of accountability that comes with being on to interact with and support my friends.
Where can people find you?
Twitter @darth_nikolas, Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/theclosetforge, or https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-closet-forge-darthnikolas
Within seconds, the calm breeze became a roaring, whirling wind.
Today is going to be more challenging for me. This should create some chaos though for the main characters. Let me know what you think about this prompt when you’re done with it.
Have you enjoyed having streamers and other writers to chat with? I know the entire community has been so supportive and a whole lot of fun! You should make sure to check out our evening writers – we have many! One I am always visiting is KittenSaphire. She’s a an adventure author.
Fantastic things are going on. What streamers have you visited? I can’t wait to drop into http://twitch.tv/i_eragon_i – so far my schedule has conflicted a bit but I’m sure we’ll get it straight. You should check ’em out.
A gem found hidden away becomes the key to righting a wrong.
The first two days finished off nicely. The writing was fun, but so was visiting streamers. Have you seen Angsthase yet? She’s an afternoon streamer and part of why the guidebook looks amazing. She really put a lot of time into the final look and beautiful design. I’m so thrilled with it.
Bragging aside, that’s the first of two prompts. Watch for the second to go live in about ten minutes! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
A kitty stalks the darkness of a home hinting only that it exists, despite the home having no pets.
Use this sentence to start your story:
Moving day was easy until…
Was yesterday’s prompt fun? Which one did you pick? I hope you created something you really enjoyed. Today we’re going to change things up a bit. Hope you find it as interesting and creative or more so.
Keep in mind you can find the streamer schedule at the 31 stories page. Check it out when you’re ready to write with a streamer. Someone will be available that will be encouraging and supportive.
Recently, it’s come to my attention there is a little confusion about what constitutes a story for this challenge. I attempted to clarify during the event, but did not make myself very clear. With this in mind, I want to clear up any uncertainty.
My first stop was Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary. This is what I found:
Story (noun) – 1) an account of incidents or events 2a) a fictional account shorter than a novel
So, that sums up nicely the way I define a story. A short story is going to be something you create as a storyteller. It might be a slice of daily life, or it might be a complex take down of the covert dark government on a world far from home, or it might just be how the toes got polished different colors. It’s your story. Tell it how you want in the world you chose. Develop the plot, or write by the seat of your pants.
As long as you create your story between 1000 words and 15000 words you’re creating what qualifies for the 31 Short Stories Challenge.
As long as there are storytellers, there will always be stories. You who are reading this are a storyteller. You got this.
Pride is a variety streamer who tends to do more demystifying and education about their animal companions than actual writing most times. They take great enjoyment in writing for the pleasure of it and often tend to pursue stories and adventures that are fantastical or magical in nature. While they don’t have anything available in print just yet, they’re working hard on making serial stories available soon!
What do you stream? I stream mostly games, sometimes animals, and of course writing. My favorite genres are anything that loosely encompasses Fantastical settings and usually a lot of mythology and magic.
How long have you been streaming? Several years off and on
How do you keep your viewers engaged? I ask chat for their opinions on what to explore next, or how their own writing progress is going.
What is your favorite thing about streaming? Being able to share my ideas and writing with the wider world, in real time.
Where can people find you? Pride Ascending on Twitch, Twitter, Instagram and World Anvil, PrideItUp on 4thewords
From your interviewer: Pride Ascending has been a joy to watch on stream and enjoys an engaging chat, answering questions, and having fun. If you haven’t followed Pride on twitch don’t forget to visit HTTP://twitch.tv/PrideAscending
As a writer and a streamer, I can tell you following will be fun.
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.