Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring Natalie! 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 friendly and nice people are! It seems like everyone always wants to be your friend. Also, I love the great feedback they give on writing. It has definitely helped me to become a better writer.
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- If I had to choose, I’d probably say “High School Outcast- An ongoing story” because it was so much fun to write (and I’m still writing it)! I won’t take all of the credit- it’s a collaborative story I’m writing in a group with Calysta the All Knowledgeable and JJAqua. It’s basically about a girl named Ella who starts high school with normal high school problems, but then it gets bigger and bigger until it’s more than she can handle. Some of it’s random, some of it’s cheesy, and some of it’s just crazy fun. I really enjoy writing it.
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- I find inspiration to write in the authors that I love. When I find some poetry that I fall in love with, it makes me want to keep writing so someday I can be as good as they are. I am definitely inspired by Emily Dickinson (“I’m Nobody!” and “Hope is the thing with feathers”)and Edgar Allan Poe (“Alone” and “The Raven”). For novels, I love Laurie Halse Anderson (“Wintergirls”) and Mary E. Pearson’s writing (The Jenna Fox Chronicles). I also find inspiration within myself because I remind myself of how good it feels to have written great writing.
What is the last book that you read?
- That would be “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman. Strange book, but interesting.
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- Just believe in yourself and love your writing. If you don’t write anything you like, you’re likely going to run into some writer’s block, like I did once. So if you ever have that problem, try writing something new and different. And don’t forget to read books along the way. That always helps. 🙂
Congratulations again, Natalie and thank you for sharing your talent, inspiration and advice with us! Be sure to check out some of her work below.
Congratulations again, Natalie!
Let us know who you think should be our next Featured Fig!
– The Figment Team