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

Featured Fig: Clary Frost

“Read, read, read. Through reading other works you pick up how the author shapes their worlds and their characters. Also never stop writing. The only way to get better is to write – even though you may think it is horrible. Keep it up and through writing you can find your own groove.” – Clary Frost Continue reading

Featured Fig: CEMO

“My biggest word of advice is to write every day. I just began doing this recently, but I find that writing every day is one of the most important things a writer can do. It keeps your juices flowing and even if it is just a sentence you sneak in before bed, it gives you a sense of accomplishment day in and day out. ” – CEMO Continue reading

Featured Fig: A. G. Bennett

“My advice for my fellow figgies is, look around you. Everywhere. You can find amazing things in every corner if you just stop and look. Use memories and emotions as inspiration. You can turn your worst day into something uplifting for someone else through writing. And reach out to others. The people that care about you as a writer, who respect you, give the best advice.” – A. G. Bennett Continue reading

Featured Fig: E. Anderson

“It’s great to be surrounded by such a spectacular group of writers, and they are the ones who have created a second home for me here on Figment. I love the feedback I get on my pieces, and I love giving feedback as well. I can’t count the number of stories and poems I’ve read so far and thought, “Wow, I wish I could write like that.” I draw inspiration from my fellow authors as well, and I like asking for opinions on titles, character names, and plot twists. Without these people, these friends, my writings wouldn’t be half as much as they are now.” – E. Anderson Continue reading