Featured Fig: Irene Grey

“The best advice I can give to other Figgies is to read. People who
don’t read can’t write. Or at least, in my experience, write well.
Think of the quote we have in our collection of quote art here on Fig
– “Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.” Why?
Because children do not learn how to speak without seeing others speak
and being spoken to, they do not learn to walk without being shown
how, and as writers, we can not write (or rather, write well) without
seeing others write, letting their ideas wash over us, and being shown
how.” – Irene Grey Continue reading

Featured Fig: Maria Rae

“I like meeting writers from different parts of the world and learning from them. So far, my best experiences have been with a fellow Figgy in Belgium and another in India. I don’t make friends very easily so I really appreciate them and all the help they’ve given me. I also competed in the first ‘Figgy Idol’ group competition. It was pretty difficult but I loved seeing what other writers made of the prompts, and I ended up placing second over-all.” – Maria Rae Continue reading

Featured Fig: Fluffy

Hi! I’m Fluffy! I’ve been on this website since September 2011 and am a hobbyist writer. My favorite book series would have to be a tie between The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. I like to read not only novels but Manga’s as well and my favorite would have to be Attack On Titan. Other than writing, I also love to draw and sing and tell jokes to my friends. I’m a meteorology major in college and hope to someday be a storm chaser. I will be turning 21 in April 2017 and my favorite food has to be Chicken Parmesan! Continue reading

14 Ways Reading Improves Your Mind and Body

As any bookworm can tell you, reading offers serious perks for your brain. Not only can reading make you more intelligent, but it allows you to forget about your everyday problems as you immerse yourself in another world. While it sounds fanciful, science is proving this right! Continue reading