Daily Theme from Tahereh Mafi!

Today’s Daily Theme is brought to you by Tahereh Mafi, author of the popular books, Shatter Me and Destroy Me. The third installation of her series, Unravel Me, follows the teenage Juliette. Juliette has a rare power of touch and is caught in the middle of a war (and two boys) which threaten to not only take her life but also her loved ones.

Tahereh Mafi was born in a small city in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California. She drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. Shatter Me is her first novel. Foreign rights have sold in 23 territories to-date and film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Mafi’s theme is about starting fresh and without fear. Try your hand by starting a new writing, and be sure to post your results on Figment!

Daily Theme for February 7, 2013

Writers often struggle with the simple act of just getting started. It takes a lot of self-motivation to sit down and promise yourself you’ll to get some work done. Sometimes inspiration is hard to find –so why not manufacture it?

 If you’re fresh out of ideas —or maybe looking for something fresh– here’s a simple trick that’ll help get your imagination going again.
1. Open up a new word document.
2. Write down ten opening lines to what could be ten completely different novels. There’s no pressure to make them perfect, and no pressure to use them. Just let your mind wander; think outside the box; give yourself license to get a little crazy and creative. Start at the beginning, the middle, the moon –wherever you like! Write with no reservations and see where it leads you. 
You never know, you might find a sentence that sticks –and maybe one that will inspire you to keep writing.
Good luck!!

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3 thoughts on “Daily Theme from Tahereh Mafi!

  1. I’m new to the Daily Fig and have been receiving the daily email for a couple weeks. I’m ready to take the plunge and post it on the DailyFig but not sure how to do that. I’m unclear how/where I post my writing on Figment as a first step. Perhaps it is obvious but I need a little bit more direction. Thanks!

    • Hey Debbie-

      Sign-up for Figment and log-in to your account. Head to “My Writing” and hit “Create new writing.” Type in your story and make sure to save! Under “tags” add “DailyThemes.” Publish your story (hit “publish now” instead of “Save as draft”) and you’re done!

  2. Hi Tahereh
    You are an amazing writer
    I have just finshed unravel me, what a wonderful series but i missed the novella destroy me and i dont seem to be able to buy it on Amazon, will this be available in print, will it be avaiable again? When is the next book out. I read the post saying Fall what month would that be i live in Australia. thank you

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