Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring Stormie D.! Check out five of their stories along with their interview answers below!
What do you enjoy most about Figment and its community?
- I enjoy that everyone here is so supportive. Everyone is here to support you and actually help you to become an author… which, of course, is a dream of mine! Also, unlike other sites, it is much easier to get constructive criticism here. Those are probably the two most important things a writer can have (besides an ice-cream break now and then, but you get the picture).
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- ‘The Darkened Crown’. My heart as always been with modern-day fantasies, and me having spent nearly two years just on world building and planning, the first novel in the series is super important to me.
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- Two things: First off, music (especially Hunter Hayes, , Phillip Phillips, and High School Musical, but I listen to all genres). I create a playlist for each character when I write in their POV, and each song on the three-song long playlist corresponds with the character’s personality and/or situation. The second thing I find inspiration from: people. Whether it be from Figgy Friends, people I know in real life, or even just someone who decided to read a story, poem, or song of mine, it’s the people who inspire me the most.I thank God each night for each and every one of them.
What is the last book that you read?
- ‘The Darkest Part Of The Woods’ by Holly Black. It was my Valintine’s Day gift from a very special someone… PS: I love you, babe 😉
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- Study. All the freaking time, too. Don’t just write and hope that it’s good, study. Not just grammar and sentence structure (although those are very good things to study), but also plot development, character creation, world building, everything you can possible study, read and remember VIVIDLY. Does someone point out a flaw they notice in your writing? Spend fifteen minutes a day studying articles on that topic for a week. And never forget to use Character Profiles, they have improved my writing immensely.
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