Kerri Majors on What it Means to Be a Writer

This is Not a Writing Manual by Kerri Major

Do you dream of being a famous author? Well, of course you do! But what happens when your novel gets rejected, or you never hear back from the editors of that literary magazine? Kerri Majors, author of “This Is Not a Writing Manual” and editor and founder of the online literary magazine YARN, has, like all writers, hit some bumps along the way. She’s stopped by Figment to share her advice on what to do when you’re going through one of those rough patches, how to make the writing world work for you, and how to be a “writer” rather than a “novelist.” Continue reading

An Interview with Author S. Whitaker

S. Whitaker is a high school Creative Writing teacher, a published author, a blogger, and a Figment user. We sat down to talk with him about a bunch of topics, including his newest book, ​The Black Narrows​; his poem-a-day project; and his favorite words. Want to know what it takes to get a book published, as told by a Figment user? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading

Jim Ottaviani on Writing Non-fiction

Jim Ottaviani

When you’re writing nonfiction, what’s the most important thing? Should you stuff your story with facts or focus on crafting an amazing piece of literature that will speak to your audience? Jim Ottaviani, author of Feynman and Primates, knows a little about this subject. He’s been writing nonfiction, science-oriented comics since 1997. So what’s his advice for nonfiction writers? He’s stopped by Figment to share his expertise! Continue reading