Designated category for Creative Writing and related content
Ranging from writing and discussing novels, to poetry, scripts, comics, article editing, tabletop campaign planning, world creation, etc. There are a wide array of people doing various forms of creative writing on twitch, (Counted 53 channels so far, still working on finding more) and often it's hard to decide between "Creative" "Art" or "Just Chatting". Currently all we have to search for similar content is the "Writing" tag, which some of the broader definitions are hesitant to use, and is also used by people writing computer code, which is honestly a very different type of content despite it's visual similarities.
A category for this would seriously help us to find content and be found by the wider community of storytelling or wordsmithing fans that use twitch, as well as make it easier for twitches algorithm to identify what we watch. (I am often recommended visual art streams because I watch a lot of writers that use the art category, but never recommended any writing channels, and others I have spoken to experience the same)
Truly, this needs to happen.
I'm a fantasy world developer writing an atlas for the setting. Sure, I can stream it under Pathfinder game for which it's being writing, but **I'm not actually playing the game** and therefore it's miscategorized.
Sure, writing is art but with so many writers in the Twitchverse, writing has earned its own place.
I'm new to Twitch and was saddened that there wasn't already a writing category. So another yes please vote here!
There is a vibrant international writing community that is actively seeking other twitch writers. Many of us have found each other through word of mouth, but Twitch needs to support all of its creative users by creating a writing category.
It seems a little disheartening that so many forms of creativity get their own category, but writers have to be buried beneath visual artists in the 'Art' category or completely buried in 'Just Chatting'.
I did my first Writing stream today and was pretty surprised to not see it already as a category, especially considering all the options for many other creative, non-video game pursuits!
I vote yes, too. I think my vote is going to be the one to put this over the top.
Yes, please, it is tough bouncing between three different channels hoping to find the right audience at the right time. A dedicated channel would be amazing!
Definitely!!! This is a growing... and extremely dedicated community that needs a chance to spread!!
Oh goodness, this is an issue?
I'm 100% with @SableAradia on this one.
You don't realize how BIG the writing community is. Even myself as an illustrator, only stream art on Twitch to enhance my writing!
If you want to see Twitch grow in amazing ways and reach a far greater audience, make sure to add a "Creative Writing" category for those of us who are 'twitching' with excitement to tell people our stories.
....'twitching',....heh....see what I did there?
You know it's a good idea--so just do it. =)
Please do thissss QQ
I'm not sure you recognize the size of the Writer Community on Twitch. I put "writing" as a tag on my first writing stream, and the support poured in. I was an Affiliate within 2 weeks. There is a huge audience who is screaming for writing content, and without a category that fits, they are struggling to find us. National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner, too, with huge potential for even more new viewers. This would not just be good for the community - it would be good for your pocketbook. Please give this to us! Thank you.
We. Need. This. To. Happen. NOW!!!!
This would be wonderful! Pretty please!!!!!
Yes, pls :)
Y'all got my vote!
Please! This needs to happen, especially with Creative being gone.
The Creative tag now appears to have gone, which is the closest I could find, so I'm now back to using the "Just Chatting" category which is unfortunately rife with trolls. A dedicated writing category would be amazing!
Please make this happen!!
This. Please. Thank you.