Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring Eowyn Doyle! Check out five of their stories along with their interview answers below!
What do you enjoy most about Figment and its community?
- I really like how you can not only read other peoples’ works, but heart, comment, and review them too. From what I’ve heard this is quite different from a lot of other writing websites. I like being able to give advice on how to make someone’s work better. Without the encouragement and advice of other writers I think I would have given up writing months ago.
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- I think that would be The Return of Magic. This was my first story that was longer than two chapters. I started working on it even before I joined Figment and I shall probably continue working on it for a while longer. This is a short summary of it. The Return of Magic is a high fantasy story that takes place in a world that was once full of magic, but it was driven out during the Last War of Magic. A curse from two hundred years ago sets in motion events that have been a millennia in the making as magic begins to return once more to the world. Another story of mine, The Lost Element, actually takes place in the same world, though in a different section of it.
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- Well written fantasy or science fiction books and music. The books give me great ideas for side plot lines and minor characters. I am always on the look out for ways to improve my stories and make them more real in the reader’s mind. The music really gets me into the feel of the scenes I want to write. For example, if I want to write a fight scene I listen to really pumped up music and if I want to write a scene with lots of emotion I turn on some emotional ballads.
What is the last book that you read?
- Nil by Lynne Matson. This is a fantasy book about a girl who gets transported to a mysterious island which doesn’t exist on the same plane of existence as the true world. You have one year to find a way out. Stay longer than one year and you die. Of course my short description doesn’t capture the thrill or excitement of the story, but it is one of my top favorite books.
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- Don’t be afraid to try new things. Just because you always write a certain way doesn’t mean that is the only way you can write. Branch out and try your hand at other genres or character perspectives, you may be better at them than you think!
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