Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring Noceurx! Check out five of their stories along with their interview answers below!
What do you enjoy most about Figment and its community?
- The thing I love most is definitely the community itself. We are small, and while that has its disadvantages, it also has its perks. I believe that everyone is truly dedicated towards their writing, towards improving, and helping others grow as well. I like to think we’re a pretty close-knit group, all with some idea of who everyone else is. It’s what separates us from bigger platforms. When you join Figment, you’re going to find support and ultimately a friend or two along the way.
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- I’m going to have to say “Of the Sun and the Rain,” a piece that’s still in the works. It’s a peculiar little thing with a rather odd style, but I’ve gotten lots of valuable feedback from other Figgies letting me know what works and what doesn’t. I’ve put a lot of work into it to make it my own and I’m really amazed at how far I’ve managed to come with it. There’s a lot of memories tied to that story now. I can’t possibly let it go.
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- That feeling after you read a super good book? That’s my inspiration. I’ve always loved the idea of being the person who could one day write something that evoked that sort of emotion from a person. Books have been my salvation throughout my childhood and now I want to return the favor. I write for that moment, a possibility that I could take someone on a life-changing journey using only ink on paper.
What is the last book that you read?
- “This Savage Song” by Victoria Schwab. That book was like a breath of fresh air and I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of urban fantasy or even dystopia. Lately, I find that I can’t pick up a YA book without some sort of romance theme to it, whether it’s the main plot or not. Schwab’s book was different and explored other sorts of relationships–platonic ones and familial ones–that I sadly feel get forgotten these days. I am forever and always eternally grateful to books like that.
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- Love your writing to death, but also hate it with a passion. And what I mean by that is know what you want for yourself. You cannot improve if you don’t acknowledge where you are or know where you want to go. Figure out what can stay and accept what needs to go. Never stop striving for that change, for that improvement, but also remember to take some time once in a while to fall back in love with your story. To be honest, I’m not quite sure how it happens, but sometime during all that thinking, you’ll suddenly realize how distinguished and improved your voice has become.
Congratulations again and thank you for sharing your talent, inspiration and advice with us! Be sure to check out some of their work below.
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– The Figment Team