Links

Stories and Legacies Index – This user-submitted link directory hosted by yours truly currently has over 600 listed Simlit and Let’s Play sites that range from The Sims to Sims 4! No matter the Sims game, no matter if the story is plot-driven or game-driven or something in-between, no matter if you are a popular author with a large following already or brand-new and just starting out, all Sim stories are welcome! There are no limits on the format of creativity, either; a text-only Sim story or a video Let’s Play or challenge are just as welcome as anything else! So if you still have not stopped by and added your story to the stacks of this virtual library, please consider doing so! This is also a great place to look for new reading material… so many Sim story links, conveniently collected in a single place, and it is subject searchable using tags from the handy Subject Search page!

The Art of Sims Storytelling – This thread is all about discussing writing using the medium of the Sims games. Topics of discussion here include the process of writing Sims stories, the Simlit community, imagery and themes used in Simlit, the history of Simlit, and a variety of other subjects! Feel free to pose discussion topics and answer questions! Here writers can discuss their different approaches, outlooks, and philosophies. Hosted by @MedleyMisty .

Choose-Your-Own-Simventure – Did you enjoy Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books as a kid? Are you interested in writing your own interactive fiction using Simlit as your medium? If so, this thread is the place to go for finding prompts to get you started! You can feel free to suggest new prompts or reserve one that has already been suggested! Hosted by @pronterus .

The Feedback Thread – This thread is the place to go if you want to get specific feedback on your Simlit writing. Please be sure to check out the guidelines, both for requesting feedback and providing feedback. This thread is designed to promote helpful constructive criticism at the request of authors! Hosted by @CathyTea .

Freezer Bunny Book Club – Do you enjoy reading Simlit but you don’t know where to start? Then check out the Freezer Bunny Book Club! Every week a different story is featured, with open “coffee hour” discussions taking place all day every Friday. Hosted by @CathyTea . Currently on break, but the past selection lists are still available, so this is a great place to check out if you are looking for a reading suggestion.

Helpful Guides For You – A WordPress site by SilentWolf101 with many helpful tutorial guides for SimLit authors! You can find basics for setting up a WordPress site, using the Sims forums, and using custom content and creating poses on Sims 3, and she is always willing to add more guides as new topics come up.

The Interactive Reality Game Show Community Thread – A discussion and hang out thread for interactive game show Sim stories and their community. If you enjoy interactive game show stories, feel free to check it out! Hosted by @Turner .

“It’s Done!” – Have you recently finished a story? Come here to celebrate this amazing accomplishment with other Simlit authors! Hosted by @CathyTea .

The Kindness Bench for SimLit Writers and Storytellers – Feeling discouraged, frustrated, down, and just in need of a little inspiration and encouragement? The Kindness Bench is a place where you can post if you are in need of a little positive energy coming your way. When writer’s block, game glitches, plot complications, or drops in readership strike, if you need friendly encouragement, then come sit on the Kindness Bench. Hosted by @CathyTea .

Monthly Simlits: A Short Story Challenge – If you enjoy writing Simlit but are looking for a challenge, I’d highly recommend checking out the Monthly Simlits: Short Story Challenge thread! Every month is a different theme that you must use to write a story, using 1-12 pictures from any Sims game and 500-1500 words. It’s a lot of fun! This thread is a continuation of the previous Short Story Challenges thread. Hosted by @Pegasus143 and @SilentWolf101 .

The Pen Pal Project – Looking to take your writing in a different direction? The Pen Pal Project is a collaborative project with allows two Simmers to pair up and write a story together by exchanging pen pal letters between their Sims. This allows for even cross-game version projects! If this piques your interest, then check it out! Hosted by @CathyTea .

The Poetry/Song Lyrics Illustration Challenge – Another great thread for Sim storytellers who like to stretch their imagination and practice their in-game photography skills, this thread is dedicated to the creation of choosing a poem or set of song lyrics and illustrating it using the Sims game of your choice! Hosted by @PalmArrow .

PurpleDaySims – Have you recently lost a beloved Sim in your story? Feel free to drop by this thread and honor their memory by letting us know more about their life, what made them so special, and feel free to share any personal stories about them! Hosted by @CathyTea .

A Quick Guide to Simlit – This is the place to go if you are new to the world of Simlit! This is an amazingly in-depth, yet incredibly easy-to-understand guide on all sorts of Simlit topics; everything from setting up story websites and editing pictures to the best ways to advertise and promote a new story. The thread is also very open to questions and adding new content as needed! If you are interested in starting a story, check out this guide! Hosted by @Julyvee94 .

Reading Circles – Reading Circles are small groups of writers who dedicate time to read each other’s stories and have discussions with each other. If you are a new writer, joining a Reading Circle can be a great way to get those “first few readers,” and they are also a great way to make friends or for those who enjoy reading but don’t know what to read to get a dedicated set of stories to follow. If any of these things sound up your alley, definitely check it out! Hosted by @CathyTea .

Silver’s Simself Scroll – A directory of Simself downloads maintained by SilverDaybreak for your storytelling needs! My own Simself download can be found there on the Mastress Alita page.

The Sim’s Pen – A weekly newsletter hosted on the Sims Wikia that showcases Sims fanfiction works.

Simlit Celebrations and Discussions – Do you love Simlit? Do you want a place to discuss fan favorites? Do you like the idea of sharing what’s on your Simlit reading list lately? Then this discussion thread is for you! This thread is all about sharing your enthusiasm for Simlit with others, so feel free to jump in and discuss your favorite stories, and what about them makes them your favorites! Hosted by @AdamsEve1231 .

Sims 3 Challenge List – Looking for new inspiration for a story? This is the new, updated, and maintained challenge directory for Sims 3! The “Stories and Legacies Index” of challenges, this is the place to go to look up challenge rules! This is an excellent place to get ideas for stories! Hosted by @Meeshelby .

Sims 4 Challenge List – Looking for new inspiration for a story? This is the new, updated, and maintained challenge directory for Sims 4! The “Stories and Legacies Index” of challenges, this is the place to go to look up challenge rules! This is an excellent place to get ideas for stories! Hosted by @Meeshelby .

Sims and Friends: Share Your Stories!! – This is the main hangout thread for the Sims 3 Stories and Legacies forum! Everyone is welcome; it doesn’t matter what game you use to write your story, you will be embraced with open arms to chat about Simming, writing, and all manner of other topics!

Sims Story Spotlight – A Twitter maintained by Julyvee94 that highlights Sim stories!

The Stories and Legacies Index Gateway – This thread is the “gateway” for the Stories and Legacies Index in the Sims 4 Stories and Legacies forum; the Stories and Legacies Index Newsfeed gets reposted there, so if you would like to receive Stories and Legacies Index new on the official Sims forums rather than through WordPress, I recommend clicking the gold star on the Stories and Legacies Index Gateway thread to keep updated!

What Happened in Your Sims Game Today? – This thread, located in Sims 3 General Discussion, is all about sharing the stories happening during gameplay of various versions of Sims games. Fans of Simlit will enjoy browsing through the thread and following the different interesting stories of a variety of Simmers and their Sims! Hosted by @emorrill .

What Happened in Your Game Today? – This thread, located in Sims 4 General Discussion, is all about sharing the stories happening during Sims 4 gameplay. Fans of Simlit will enjoy browsing through the thread and following the different interesting stories of a variety of Simmers and their Sims! Hosted by @cupcakesims .

The Writer’s Hangout – Contrary to it’s title, this thread isn’t a hangout thread, but a promotion thread. Looking for a place to promote your new story chapters without feeling like you are interrupting a conversation or spamming? Then this is the place for you! The promotions on this thread also typically include graphical splash banners, so if you are the kind of reader that likes a “cover image” to catch your attention, this is a good thread to browse for reading material, similar to browsing the book covers in a bookstore!

Writers’ Lounge – This is the main hangout thread for the Sims 4 Stories and Legacies forum! Everyone is welcome; it doesn’t matter what game you use to write your story, you will be embraced with open arms to chat about Simming, writing, and all manner of other topics! Hosted by @CathyTea and @friendsfan367 .

Alice and Kev – The first Sims story I ever read and my inspiration for this blog, Alice and Kev is the story of a homeless father and daughter just trying to get by.

TheEnglishSimmer – A YouTube Simmer who does Let’s Play series with interesting stories.

The Sim Supply – Build and Let’s Play videos by Simmer James Turner. He focuses on building and money-raising aspects of the game, but has some series that focus on story-telling, as well.

Lazy Game Reviews – Informative yet humorous reviews on all the different games in the Sims series, as well as Let’s Play videos of several of the games, which are random, silly, and bound to make any Simmer laugh.