The Why I Write Anthology Has Been Published!

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It’s finally here! The Why I Write anthology has been published!

In October 2011, we teamed up with The New York Times Learning Network, the National Writing Project, and Edutopia to bring you a festival of words and ideas and to ask the question Why Do You Write? You wrote some incredible essays, poems, and stories, and we chose our favorites to include in the ​Why I Write​ anthology. Continue reading

Answers to Your Why I Write Questions

Way back in an ancient time now commonly referred to as October, we posed questions to a host of beloved and prestigious authors as part of our celebration of the National Day on Writing. After asking our burning questions of … Continue reading

Figment on the Radio

Amid the hustle and bustle of #whyiwrite (which become a trending topic in New York City. Take THAT Justin Bieber.), your fellow Fig James Loveless and Figment co-founder Dana Goodyear sat down for an interview on the National Writing Project … Continue reading

#WhyIWrite

What is it that compels us writers to pick up those journals, scribble on restaurant napkins, stay up at until hours typing, and dream up poetry in our heads? When you sit down and try to answer the question, “Why do … Continue reading

Jacob Lewis: Why I Write

In celebration of the National Day on Writing (October 20), we’re asking you why you write. So it only seemed fair that we, the Figment team, told you a little bit about why we write. Today we hear from Figment CEO and … Continue reading

Figment on the Radio

Happy National Day on Writing to us! After weeks of anticipation, the big day is here,  so be sure to tweet out your answers to #whyiwrite, cut yourself a big, honking slice of this computer-shaped cake (yep, that’s a cake), … Continue reading

Nina Rastogi: Why I Write

In celebration of the National Day on Writing (October 20), we’re asking you why you write. So it only seemed fair that we, the Figment team, told you a little bit about why we write. Today we hear from Figment staffer (and … Continue reading

Fiona Ryan: Why I Write

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve gone gaga for the National Day on Writing, which we’re celebrating with our buds the National Writing Project, the New York Times Learning Network, and Edutopia. In addition to asking writers why they write, … Continue reading

Nick McLellan: Why I Write

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve gone gaga for the National Day on Writing, which we’re celebrating with our buds the National Writing Project, the New York Times Learning Network, and Edutopia. In addition to asking writers why they write, … Continue reading