Does posting on Figment make you write more?
Posted by Hannah Carmack over 4 years ago
I just joined and that's kind of how I feel, and I'm curious if the feeling lasts, or if it goes away over time? Now it seems like I want to update chapters once a week, like, on a certain day and be all professional about it, and I was wondering if any other novel writers feel like that on here?
over 4 years ago Kasey Coady replied:
Yes, in a sense. Joining this site didn't make me feel like writing stories or poems any more than I already do, although it did make me feel like digging up, polishing off & publishing some of my work though.
Where it actually got me to write more was in the forums. I post here a lot more than I ever did on any other forum. What I've seen of the community has been nothing short of fantastic.
I'd imagine if your work makes you feel good - & others feel good reading it - that feeling should stick around for a while.Flag Reply Last updated over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago Jaxx Capta replied:
I think it helps me. The other times I've tried to write novels, I always gave up on them and did something else. Those novels (well, except for 1) were never on Figment. Possible correlation, methinks.
over 4 years ago Mickey Mouse replied:
Only because I made a rule for myself that I can't go on Figment on a given day until I've written at least 250 words.
Now it's a fantastic motivator.
over 4 years ago Belle Rez Winter replied:
When I realized people were actually coming BACK when I updated my novel, I started adding almost a chapter a day.
over 4 years ago Shawnee Rose replied:
I write so much more now that my stuff is on the internet. The more comments i get and the more hearts i get, the more i feel the need to update.
over 4 years ago Ibelin replied:
I would write a lot more, except, from what I can see, nobody reads my stuff. :P
over 4 years ago Elissa Cole replied:
I DO write a lot more when I post on figment. I think the feedback really motivate me to improve my writing and keep up a steady stream of creativity.