For the last stream, we did one of my favorite writing exercises: swapping a half-written story with someone and finishing it.
We did this a few streams ago, and this time faithful viewer Reversemanwolf volunteered to participate. We both began with the same auto-generated sentence, then wrote for half an hour, swapped stories, and finished the other’s story.
The sentence we started with that chat voted for was: “I hear Nancy is very pretty.” Here’s the stories we came up with:
Just like the last story swap, I really enjoyed doing this. It’s always fun to see how differently people interpret the same opening lines, and how differently the stories end up from what they envision.
I really like where we took Reversemanwolf’s story (the ‘ol twist-and-heartfelt ending, one of my favorite genres), and I could read about Nancy and Bobby’s interactions all day from what he set up in the second half of our story. Great stuff all around!
After that we moved on to today’s prompt, and chat voted for this one submitted by Xcmd: “You are the hero of the light! The chosen one of prophecy!” Says the King. “You don’t need to be paid, this is your destiny!”
As soon as I saw this prompt, I got an idea, and we went with it. Thanks to some helpful suggestions from chat along the way, I think this one ended up pretty hilarious, another one of my favorite genres.
If you want to join us and help write a story by trolling in chat, or share your own writing for feedback, then we’d love to have you. We stream on Twitch every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:30pm-10:30pm (U.S. Eastern Standard Time).
Hope to see you next time, friend!
Scott Wilson is the author of the novel Metl: The ANGEL Weapon, forthcoming November 2018.
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