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)
I've literally had people ask me "I saw you using #TwitchWriters. Is it okay if I use it too?" There is a real interest in writers having a category for this form of art. Writing was once solely an introverted art. Now writers across the globe have a place to share thoughts, ideas, and understanding company. We who have been using Twitch for years understand what people are looking for when they go under "Art" or "Makers and Crafts" or "Just chatting". It's not what the Twitch Writers provide. We have a unique community that is welcoming to everyone from novel authors to fanfiction beginners. Writing is definitely worthy of its own category. Just wait until you see the influx of people making their home on Twitch every November for National Novel Writing Month!!
My community and I have found a niche on Twitch—a way to simultaneously celebrate their creativity in real time, and to make writing a less lonely preoccupation.
Together, we prove there's an interest in this kind of content. If Twitch can open the door to "art" and "chatting", why not "writing" as well? I can't see how it would hurt the platform. It'd just make it easier for writers to access their target niche.
Twitch, please consider this addition. It'd help Twitch to be more than a back-up platform for us writers with followings on other sites—we could actually start to get some attention from users native to the site.
While many of us who are writing on Twitch are having to use the Art category. When people come to that category, the viewers are expecting to see drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. instead of seeing the written word.
Having a correct category will not only help writers find each other, but also help those of us as writers with drawing non-writers to our streams.
Having a category for creative writing and the like would greatly improve my viewing as that is what i view on twitch most of the time and having it in one place will greatly help finding the content i like
I maintain a quiet calligraphy stream to showcase and teach. It would be nice to have a category for writing or discussion.
I'm converting from mostly gaming to pretty much one day a week for gaming and the rest for writing. I've found my voice on Twitch and I'd like to see it heard. It's hard when there's no specific category for writing. I don't just do the podcast style. I'm working hard to create a cohesive community and if we can make it easier for writers to connect here, with a proper category instead of tags that can easily fall off or be overlooked, the writing community can thrive here.
Seriously, writing streams are a thing! I do this every Saturday! It's one of my more popular events! Seriously; we need this because getting lumped in with Talk shows or Just Chatting makes no sense.
Writers as it stands have to choose between any one of a number of categories or none at all. As a variety streamer with Writing as a focus I'd very much like to see a designated, focal point for all of the twitch writers' efforts. I believe the community is quite large, just scattered at present. With this category, not only would it bring everyone together but it would also help all the community to prosper from a solid starting point.
This please. I'm a new face in the writing community on twitch coming from gaming, and i decided Talk shows and podcasts was the right fit. I wonder how many users want to try writing on stream but don't simply because there's no directory for writing? Please create a directory for writers. Even just "Creative Writing" or ideally multiple sub-genres like Poetry, Screenwriting, Spoken Word, Prose and Satire, etc
This is an obvious oversight with an easy fix.
Yes, please! The writers are basically hidden within the platform.
Writers need their corners :D
We NEED this, so other writers can find each other!
This would be so useful to s many people!
The writing tag can fall off and some good writers have had their streams harder to find without it. A category would be significantly better.
Love this idea! How about "Open Book" for another idea of a category title?
This is a great idea. There’s a lot to the world of writing.
Just a category called "Writing" is good, general, but specific. I have already been using it on my channel, but would like to see it for others also. I have also been in touch with Twitch by other means to encourage this to happen.