Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring Julz da Jewel! Check out five of her stories along with her interview questions below!
What do you enjoy most about Figment and its community?
- I love how nice the people are, and the diversity. You can find writers, swappers, cover makers, anyone you want really. I also love writing, and I have always wanted to publish a book, so the way Figment is set up it makes me feel like I actually achieved that goal! I also like how you can get feedback from people to help improve your writing, and I really like earning badges. It gives me something to work for!
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- My favorite story is probably either “A Perfect World” or “Painting My World”. “A Perfect World” I have been working on for 4 years, and it is my longest and best story. It isn’t done, but when I (hopefully) publish a book it will be that one. “Painting My World” was written for my English class and I just really like the idea of it, and I may add more to it.
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- I find inspiration from really random things. Sometimes I can just be sitting on the floor, looking at my couch, and boom an idea pops in my head and I just have to write it down. Or in school I will be staring off into space and think of something. Sometimes I use real life experiences, or if my friend says something that sounds cool I will make a story out of it.
What is the last book that you read?
- The last book I read was “To Kill A Mockingbird” for English class… but it’s not really my favorite book… I am part of the Fandom so I would rather be reading like, The Hunger Games.
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- I know a lot of people have ideas that seem really stupid- but that’s only because it’s yours, and people judge them self more then anyone else. So, it doesn’t matter how stupid the idea sounds, write it down and make it a story! I have also found out that I have a bunch of ideas, and I want to make them all into different stories, but don’t do that. Try and add your new ideas to the story you are working on- it will make that story a lot better. Oh and one more thing! If you have trouble with description, and you can somewhat draw, then draw a picture of like, your character or setting, then describe that in your story! It really helps!
Congratulations again, Julia and thank you for sharing your talent, inspiration and advice with us! Be sure to check out some of her work below.
Congratulations again, Julia!
Let us know who you think should be our next Featured Fig!
– The Figment Team