First off – everyone who took part successfully moved the needle on what they finished. This is huge for an author. Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself. I know I’m really excited for you.
This last month at our weekly wrap-ups we did giveaways.
The first week was an Edit – this edit is for a single short story during the month of September. That award went to MiyaWrites. You should visit her stream channel. You’ll love it there.
The second week was for a year subscription to 4TheWords – that award went to TheUniqueLee who kindly contributed some accountability tools for the whole team! Such a wonderful support gift.
The third week was for a premade book cover from GoOnWrite.com – They are incredible cover designers. – Licia who creates really intense worlds, won the cover. I am going to enjoy seeing them released into the world.
Our last award was a bundle of all three. That was awarded on the 31st to UncleToBen – he runs a family fun variety channel usually, but was happy to step in and do more writing streams than his usual once a week while he was accomplishing 31 stories in 31 days.
All of our streamers have been wonderful. We can thank so many who stepped in and stayed on schedule for the event. Special mentions:
CoffeeQuills wrote without prompts, but created a full short story daily.
Angsthase used the prompts, created a story a day, and filled in a lot of empty slots. Thank you for taking on so many extra hours!
Belldandy245 and MiyaWrites both stepped in to fill gaps and help ensure our 31 days authors could find a 31 days streamer during the day.
NursingGeek was kind enough to begin her writing streamer career during the challenge to help keep the momentum going.
We’ve got so many others I am likely going to miss in this blog post, but thank you all for streaming and chatting and writing at your pace. Every minute you shared this event, the community felt your support.
In the future- Watch for the InExhaustible Media Twitch channel and YouTube. We’ll have that in place before our next event in January. That’ll be where the whole 31 days streamers will be shared for all to see. Currently, the plan will include hosting a regular schedule video that will play the schedule of our known streamers and how to find them on twitch. It will also share some book trailers if you’re looking for a good book to read, and a variety of additional things to provide value to our writing community.
For streamers, they can look forward to orientation some time in December to prep for the January event. That’ll be fun too. I’m looking forward to ‘meeting’ all of you in Discord before we start writing like madmen.
Also watch for 31 Tales – a Charity Magazine filled with incredible writing for all to enjoy!
The fourth quarter is going to be amazing.
I can’t wait to share more with you as we go along. Keep Writing.
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.
I’ve been writing since I was at least 13. I grew up in a very conservative household, in a state with nothing to do, so writing it was! And lots of gaming lol. And art! At that age, a lot of it was writing down the adventures I went on with my imaginary friends; although there were certainly constructed characters as well.
I took writing, literature, and art classes all throughout high school. I didn’t pursue art classes in college due to money constraints, but I eventually got a B.A. in writing and wrote roughly 200 fanfics in the midst of all that. Now I’m writing + streaming original content, encouraged to do so by my friends.
But for a happy ending on the art front, I’m participating in Art Fight for the first time ever this year! I’ve already seen my art style grow by leaps and bounds through this event, and I’m excited to see what happens to my writing style through 31 Days of Short Stories!
What do you stream? Writing. Often queer autistic fantasy, although I have done sci-fi as well. On occasion, I also enjoy sharing digital art streams.
How long have you been streaming? I started this year! late April / early May specifically. I’m coming up on 100 twitch followers!
How do you keep your viewers engaged? Most of my audience likes to watch the words go nyoom! So I make sure that they can see the words I’m typing. A lot of writing streamers don’t, and it’s one of my biggest turn-offs with writing streamers. Just because you can read it doesn’t mean that your viewers can, and it’s important to respond to what your audience needs.
What is your favorite thing about streaming? Knowing people are there and care about the content I’m producing. Everybody puts a lot of time and energy into their craft, and some of us can’t wait and hope it pays off in the end. Some of us need support while we’re creating the thing, and having a live audience helps me in that regard.
Where can people find you? My carrd has everything relevant to me. I would particularly like to highlight my twitter @hfeproductions, my wordpress: and Queersletter: a monthly-ish newsletter of queer art and affirmation.
From your interviewer: HFE has been fun to get to know and I can’t wait to see what comes from possible submissions to 31 Tales! If you haven’t followed, please visit HTTP://twitch.tv/HFEProductions right now to fix that.
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.
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.