How many times have you sat down to either read your own story-in-progress or the story of a fellow student or friend, and found it simply boring? Continue reading
“When I was eleven my grandmother gave me a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I was so absorbed in it that I read throughout lunch and ignored my poor grandmother.” – Kara Thomas Continue reading
Susin Nielsen offers her expert advice on how to deal with those “sh***y first drafts”. Check it out! Continue reading
How do you battle your inner critics? New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Hartman offers her best tips fighting back her inner critic, “Grendel”. Continue reading
Don’t miss your chance to ask Arwen Elys Datyon a question on her Figment chat on March 23rd. Continue reading
Check out this exclusive video featuring some of Carl Hiaasen’s expert writing tips! Continue reading
As readers, we love to be transported to another place, or time, or reality. But as writers, how do we make that happen?
The secret? It’s in the details.
The hard part: To get to those details, you have to figure out all the big-picture elements of your world first. Continue reading
There are few sentences in fiction as powerful as “I have a secret.” Ellen Potter, author of “The Humming Room,” stops by Figment to talk secrecy: how to write about it, and how to keep your audience reading with baited breath. Continue reading
Inspired by author Michelle Haimoff’s advice to write down everything your friends say–from the silly to the serious–as a way of inspiring your written dialogue, we’re challenging you to do just that. You and your entry could be featured on the Figment homepage! Continue reading
Do you struggle with making your sentences exhilarating and attention-grabbing? Geoff Herbach, author of “Stupid Fast” and the upcoming “Nothing Special,” is stopping by to share helpful writing advice. In this video, Geoff shares funny writing tips that help transform plain sentences into exciting ones, and he also challenges Figgies to re-write some boring sentences with vivid, specific details. Are you up to the task? Continue reading