Daily Themes: New from Figment!

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Ours is to write more.

Okay, ours is to cut back on Cupcake Fridays and to write more.

Fine—ours is to have better posture, cut back on Cupcake Fridays, and write more.

While Figment can’t provide lumbar support or satisfy a sweet tooth—yet!—it can help you write more in 2012. We’re starting Figment Daily Themes, a brand-new prompt-a-day writing challenge. We’ve got a new writing challenge for every weekday from January 2 to March 30. This isn’t your amateur “include a cupcake!” writing prompt either. Each prompt is designed to hone your craft and to get you focused on specific elements of both fiction and non-fiction writing. And we’ll have some extra-special themes sprinkled throughout, courtesy of some of our favorite authors like Lev Grossman (The Magicians), Curtis Sittenfeld (Prep) and Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker).

How do you get in on the sweet writing action? Sign up to receive Daily Themes to your email. You can sign up at any point over the three month run, but those who start early will have a leg up on the competition in receiving the new badge and getting a shot at editorial shout-outs.

Yes. NEW BADGE. EDITORIAL SHOUT-OUTS. That’s the Figment equivalent of peanut butter and peanut butter cupcakes. When you write your Daily Themes responses on Figment and tag them DailyThemes, you can earn the new badge and have one of your pieces featured for being superduperexcellent.

Get cracking and click here to sign up before Daily Themes starts so you can be one of the first to snag the badge!

10 thoughts on “Daily Themes: New from Figment!

  1. Is it possible to get the badge if you put up something with the tag later in the project? I’m already signed up, but I might not write anything that I like enough to put up on Figment right away

  2. THIS is the type of prompt that lead me to Figment in the first place… I mean, I originally loved that one library prompt-a-day and the Lemons contest…

  3. Can we do all the prompts in a single book, or do we have to publish individual stories for each prompt? Because I would quite like a single book. :p

    • Hi Bre,

      Yes, you can definitely do that, but in order to get the badge, 10 individual books need to be tagged. You could always write 10 individually and then combine later on?

  4. Are we allowed to write any prompt (that we’ve gotten so far) any day? Or do we have to do THAT prompt THAT day?
    Also, I wasn’t able to get signed up till today (my email wasn’t working right) so is there any way to get the prompts that you missed?

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