It’s summer! It’s time to write! To celebrate, we’re dedicating a week of Daily Theme writing prompts to “This Is Not a Writing Manual” by Kerri Majors. Want to win a copy of your own? Click through to enter our sweepstakes and sign up for our Daily Themes email. Continue reading
Stories of star-crossed lovers fill the pages of our favorite books, from Romeo and Juliet to Eleanor and Park. But how do you give a fresh spin to this archetype? Benjamin Percy, author of “Red Moon,” has stopped by Figment to share his star-crossed secrets. Continue reading
“Unbreakable” author, Elizabeth Norris, broke through a bit of writer’s block all thanks to the simple — and leading — question, “What if . . .” Check out her thoughts on the sequel-writing process and how her experiences can help you! Continue reading
These days, writers aren’t just writers. They’re also social media mavens, seasoned public speakers, and one-person publicity machines. And they still have to find time to write!
What’s life really like for a successful, published author?
Join us on Figment on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET to find out! And click for more details. Continue reading
Love YA literature? You’re not alone! More and more readers, young and old, are embracing Figment’s favorite genre! Paul Rudnick, screenwriter, humorist, and New Yorker writer (!) is a huge fan of teen lit. Today, he stops by Figment to talk about how this passion inspired him to write his own YA novel, “Gorgeous.” Continue reading
Author Julie Kagawa has written some pretty imaginative books, covering all kinds of fantastical topics from fairies to vampires. It’s almost as if she has a never-ending supply of inspiration. Where does it come from? Julie has stopped by Figment to share her secret inspiration source. Click through to read about it and then share your own! Continue reading
TV writers need sample scripts to showcase their talents. You’re going to write a lot of bad scripts before you get to stuff you’re proud of, so let’s get cracking. Here’s how to write an original pilot and a spec script of an existing show. Continue reading
It’s National Poetry Month! As part of our celebration, we’re hosting a contest that asks you to write a poem in the form of a letter. You can win some very cool prizes—including a custom-created print with a line from your winning poem! Continue reading
There’s a challenge in making a character with magical powers seem realistic. When a character can fly or transmute or time travel, it can be hard to make them seem believable . . . or sympathetic. Today, author Shana Abe stops by Figment to share her thoughts on writing realistic magical characters. Click through to check it out and enter the writing challenge! Continue reading
Love stories? Want to spend your life making them come to life? Well, here’s one woman who has a very cool job doing just that–and she’s here to tell us all about it! PLUS: Five Graphic Novels for Writers Who Don’t Know Graphic Novels. Continue reading