Each week we will be featuring one member for their outstanding contributions to the Figment community.
This week we’re featuring Brianna Callanan! Check out five of their stories along with their interview answers below!
What do you enjoy most about Figment and its community?
- What I enjoy most about the community is that so far, I haven’t come across harassment or bullying. There is little, if any and that is wonderful.
What is your favorite story that you have shared on Figment and why?
- I am torn between my favorite story that I have shared on Figment. The five writings that I am sharing each have something special about them to me. The Waiting is my first realistic teen fiction and also a mystery. Up until The Waiting, I haven’t done a realistic genre for a novel. This Needs to End is my first science fiction and dystopian piece. Losing Hope is my first major short story. My other short stories were not like this. All of these showed me that I can branch off into other main genres and different writing than my usual types of writing. Damned is my first dark paranormal romance. This one is also my first darker story. Zora is my first adult story. The reason why is because of the strong language and violence that will be written. All of these I get joy from writing. I get to go where I haven’t gone before. The more I write, the more I improve – especially when people read it and tell me the errors. These remind me why I enjoy and love writing. Though the above reasons are not all the reasons why I love them and are torn.
Where do you find inspiration to write and keep writing?
- I find inspiration for writing in my mind. I daydream, think and question things and I get ideas from there. What keeps me writing is just the pure joy from it.
What is the last book that you read?
- The last book I read was an ARC of Feathers That Bind by LA Kirk, which I recommend.
Do you have any advice for other Figgies looking to improve their writing?
- My advice for writers to improve writing is that writing isn’t just grammar and spelling. It is so much more. That the character development is important. Many other things are too but a weak developed character can’t bring a connection and is more unlikely to attach feelings to them.
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