Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring CEMO! Check out five of their stories along with their interview questions below!
What do you enjoy most about Figment and its community?
- What I love about the Figment community is that it’s tight knit and focused on making you a better writer. On other writing sites, it’s difficult to get that one on one interaction with other writers, as it’s more about getting as much publicity as possible. But here you can make close friends and get really valuable advice from many talented writers of all different genres.
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- My favourite story I’ve shared on Figment is Morag [2.0]. I like my other short stories up here as well, but I’ve been writing Morag for years now, so it’s a big part of my life. In fact, I just finished planning the third book! On Figment, I’ve shared around 20 000 words of the second draft of the first novel, but I already have changes I’d like to make to what I have up. I never would have realized those changes had to be made without the help of all you Figgies, though!
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- Inspiration? It’s more like I’d go crazy if I didn’t write. It’s a method of survival for me. However, I normally get new ideas for my stories by day dreaming extensively (would highly recommend), and watching action flicks. For instance, I recently watched The Scorch Trials and realized I have to change the age of my protagonist in Morag [2.0] if it will have the potential for being turned into a movie.
What is the last book that you read?
- The last book I read was Cat Person by Seo Kim. It was this tiny graphic novel that I finished in a half hour. It’s super funny and I can relate to most everything in it!
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- My biggest word of advice is to not keep going back and editing the first few chapters. Finish writing your book and then go back and edit, because although it might suck when you finish it, at least it’s done. Also, don’t be afraid to plan out novels before you write them. It seems like it’s sucking the fun out of it, but it’s basically just getting the first draft formalities out of the way without you having to write a whole novel. When you do end up writing your first draft, it won’t be absolutely horrible, will go a lot smoother, and you won’t feel lost half the time.
Congratulations again and thank you for sharing your talent, inspiration and advice with us! Be sure to check out some of their work below.
Let us know who you think should be our next Featured Fig!
– The Figment Team