Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring Tyanna Snider! Check out five of her stories along with her interview questions below!
What do you enjoy most about Figment and its community?
- What I love most about Figment is how close most of us “Older” kids are. Those who have been around for several years and have become amazingly close friends over the years. I love all the raw talent of the young writers and how everyone has similar dreams. The community is wonderful! Everyone is always willing to help each other out. Some of us have been through a lot and this community has people who actually care.
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- My favorite story has to be Spark. It’s the book that started everything! I wrote the first draft when I was in 8th grade from a dream I had. Now granted, that was when all my characters were talking hamsters battling a giant snake to save the world. Haha! Now it’s developed into this whole other world that helped me get through a lot of hard times in my life.
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- I find inspiration through my mother. When I entered Spark into a contest at school I would procrastinate on the editing, as all of us writers do. She actually grounded me to the computer. She pushed me to finish it and she always was willing to listen to plot ideas and twists and would make me think of other ways to handle situations that developed in my book. When she died I swore that I would get Spark published for her. I’ve made every single on of the Spark Series has been dedicated to her ever since.
What is the last book that you read?
- The last book that I’ve read was Brisingr by Christopher Paloini for the billionth time. I love the Eragon series! Who doesn’t love battling Dragons and hero’s rising to the occasion?
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Us “older” kids know that it’s hard to find people who want to really read your stories. Trust me trying to find someone willing to read more than 1,000 words is a hard task. Use the forums, join groups, and don’t be afraid to throw yourself out there! Get involved with games and contests Figment hosts and don’t be afraid to join groups! Believe it or not their actually fun!
Congratulations again and thank you for sharing your talent, inspiration and advice with us! Be sure to check out some of her work below.
Congratulations again, Tyanna!
Let us know who you think should be our next Featured Fig!
– The Figment Team