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)
Creative Writing will explode even more once a tag is designated! I honestly also thought this would have been one of the basic tags already since Arts & Crafts exists!
Please, Twitch... give us a Creative Writing category!
I would really appreciate this kind of categorie like "Writing" or "Creative writing". There is not categorie which would fit in writing.
So noone can find us writers, when we Choose Just Chatting. And that's horrible.
This just plain needs to exist. I have no idea which category to check when I'm browsing for writing streamers to check out because there's nowhere for them to go.
It would make Twitch a much more enjoyable place if we could easily connect with the content creators we want to see.
being a new streamer is tough enough when you *know* what category you should be using. a dedicated creative writing category would help me and other writing streamers out a lot! prove that you want us here, twitch!
I would absolutely love to see Creative Writing turned into its own category on twitch. I've had some of my best interactions come from my writing streams, but I'm constantly bouncing between the Art, Just Chatting, and Makers & Crafting categories trying to figure out where I can reach the most people, and I've found that, even though the #writing tag is how most people have found me, it's also so often ignored or misused.
I recognize so many of the usernames I see in these comments, as other writers who have stumbled across me and vice-versa in the twitch world, and I'd love to be able to connect more with them and their communities!
Streaming my writing over the last year has been an amazing experience for me. It's let me share my biggest passion with friends, it's opened me up to new ways of thinking and expressing myself through my writing, and it has been such an inspiration to keep going forward with my goals. Please, please consider making Creative Writing its own category!!
I would also very much enjoy having this category. Even cooking and body art have their own channels so why not Creative Writing?
i would love this! i didn't even have categories for my first few streams cuz i didn't know what category to use :(
Personally, I think they should take advantage of the "www. " part and have it as "gaming.twitch.tv" for the gaming categories, and something else for the non-gaming categories.
That way, it's easier to find non-gaming related streams without the hassle of looking around the gaming categories for a category, tag or someone that's not actually doing anything related to gaming.
This is an untapped non-gaming niche that twitch should encourage.
We need a category asap!
I would appreciate a category for streaming Poetry on Twitch. I believe there's a lot of potential there, and a few other people in the communities I'm involved in seem interested as well.
Yes, I agree. It would help people who write find a niche and join as a community to take advantage of features like raiding and a nice fan base on Twitch.
I definitely agree because I wanted to stream writing but wasn't able to find the category. Thought maybe it wasn't a wanted category. I'm glad to see that's not the case.
I find it to be very hard to find writers and especially poets on Twitch. I think there should be a creative writing option for sure, that or creative writing tags that are searchable
Yes!! Please give us a writing category!!
Have a writing category for the writers, please!!!
Just getting into Twitch via NaNoWriMo this year. Very much enjoyed the experience. Hoping to do more of it!
As another Municipal Liaison with NaNoWriMo, we recently hosted an event on Twitch that introduced hundreds of writers across the globe to Twitch as a place to share and find community around creative writing, and a lot of them love it and want to come back for more. Because we were able to advertise the set of streamers to look for, we were averaging 20-30 viewers per stream and many of these viewers were brand new to Twitch. This is an untapped market that could be very active on Twitch if finding the content is made easy.
Please give us this! It would be so much easier to find likeminded writers :)