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)
Would love to see book lovers interact more with gamers and other creatives. Twitch is the perfect venue for some really fruitful exchanges of ideas.
Can't believe we are up to 6 pages of comments now... I just want to thank everyone that has voted and commented so far. Keep them rolling in and twitch should eventually hear us
I write fantasy novels for living. Getting a category that properly promotes that line of content creation would be greatly appreciated. It hurts me to see most of the creators on Twitch in Art because Writing is a joke.
This is a response to the comment below, about tags. #Writing *is* already a tag on Twitch, but it is HIGHLY misused. Most streams under the #writing tag have nothing to do with writing at all, creative or otherwise. I have rarely been able to find a fellow writer using the tag system. I also find that the tag system is rarely used as a way to *search* for streams to begin with, and is more of a list of common interests (nationality, language, sexual orientation, etc) and stream caveats at the time (no backseating, casual playthrough, etc) to draw you in. They give you an idea of what to expect, but not necessarily what to look for.
A proper Creative Writing Category would cut down on the issue of tag misuse, and give people a better chance at finding streams actually catering to writing. I've been streaming my writing weekly for almost a year now, under Art, and using the #writing and #original-work tags, and the connections I've made with other writers on Twitch has been coincidental at best, unfortunately. I would love to be able to explore other streams and expand my communities more thoughtfully, rather than stumble across others among several other categories.
I think this would be better suited as a tag
Would be happy if it was "Creative Writing and Publishing" so that editors and other publishing professionals could also be found by writers and others in the writing community that would want to watch their streams and engage with each other. But agree it is long overdue.
This is a category that has long been OVERDUE!! As a new writer (working on an old story I wrote many years ago), it would be *nice* to specifically use "creative writing" vs the "let's do the writing thing" I had to use recently. "Just Chatting" is fine, **IF** you are "just chatting ABOUT something you did. It really should not be used for a writing stream.
The twitch writing community may be but small, but it is mighty. And it is just that, a community. One of uplifting and creativity- both are ideas I believe twitch supports in principal. It's about time it demonstrated that, and listened to the people. I support the need for a general creative writing tag.
Yes. Some sort of general writing category would be really great. (Also a NaNoWriMo tag (and a CampNaNor Camp NaNoWriMo) as someone else mentioned in another comment.
Yes please give us a writers category for those of us who would love to watch people as they work on and talk about writing! Thank you!
Yes, this! I've just started streaming writing my book, and I'm an editor, too, so I like to give writing tips, and there is no category for when I'm writing my book live. I came here to suggest this, so yay that you did it already :). Hope it gets added.
YES! A designated writers category would be so so handy. Lots of writers right now are arranging themselves with the given categories - but in there we kind of get lost. It's hard to find and connect with other writers. Not only during NaNo, but year round. Thank you. ･ᴗ･
Not just NanoWriMo, but every writer out there. I find such a channel very helpful with like minded people.
Please and thank you.
Yes! We need a Writers-Categorgie!
I’ve already commented before but this would be so great especially for all those who do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It’s mainly on November but there are other months and it would be fun to connect to others on the same path.
This needs to be a thing! My buddy @TheFanfictioneerGuy would enjoy streaming his live readings and writing sessions to this category!
I may be writing for a TTRPG, but some of the stuff I'm doing doesn't directly relate to my next session and/or campaign because it's setting stuff.
This is massively Important! Writers would love this!
Absolutely. Right now we're sort of drifting around in a limbo of "not fitting quite anywhere". This would absolutely help.
Yeah, this is important.