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Figgy Idol

Like American Idol, only our contestants write. We are a multi-round, short story writing competition held annually-ish here on Figment. Anyone with any kind of experience is free to sign-up.

Discussion began on 01/23/2016

Suggestion Box

  • Untitled Icon-founder Ellie Williams

    Do you have an idea or suggestion that you think would be a great addition to our upcoming season? Let us know here! Whether it be in regards to prompts or things to do while you wait for the next round to start (such as games, discussions, et cetera), let us know here. You can also offer suggestions through our survey. If we use your idea, credit will be given to you.

    Please note: any ideas or suggestions relating to rubrics, feedback, and any other essential aspects of this competition should not be posted here. There are sections in the survey devoted to such things. This discussion is purely for the fun aspects of this group--well, the more entertaining bits, anyway.

  • Chanston_zpsntgdj2fe-2 Icon-member Chanston Kay

    Maybe if you could give us a prompt just to write about, while we wait for next round (For Practice), it would be fun.

  • Profile picture Icon-member Rachel Rauch

    You're not doing a survey for Season Three?

  • Untitled Icon-founder Ellie Williams

    No, I haven't had time to create one yet. Perhaps in three weeks when I'm done with my finals. I'll let you know if I do. =]

  • Profile picture Icon-member Rachel Rauch

    Okay thank you :) as for my suggestion, I suggest story prompts that FORCE people to work outside of their comfort zone but don't force people to write in one little tiny box. For example, I think it might be cool if you had challenges catered for each individual personally. If someone doesn't write horror, make them write a dark fantasy story to get them into the genre. Then they'll have another genre in their repertoire but if someone just can't flipping write a guardian angel story because they know it will be horrible, don't force them to write one, ease them into it by asking them to write a story much like it that doesn't require the character to actually be a guardian angel.

  • Pokemon Icon-member A.R. KYRON

    What about posting the results and reviews through YouTube?

  • Untitled Icon-founder Ellie Williams

    That's an interesting concept, and it kind of sounds like fun. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have the time to pull it off this season. I'm already nervous about keeping up with everything as it is. It is something to consider for the future, though. Thanks for the input! =D

  • Blue Icon-member Mellissa Kadence

    What about certificates?

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