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Figment Launches Email Writing Prompts

Figment, the writing community for young adult readers, has launched a digital muse called “Figment Daily Themes.” This free email service provides “carefully crafted writing prompts” five times a week to encourage users to write everyday.

Here’s more from the announcement: “Whether you’re getting back into the practice of writing or already a dedicated daily scribe, these prompts will push you to work on the range of your craft, focusing on character, setting, dialogue, personal essay, verse, and more. (And we’ll feature occasional prompts from some of our favorite professional authors like Lev Grossman, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Dana Goodyear!)”

Figment Daily Themes will run from January 2nd until March 30th. To sign up, enter your contact information in the box at the bottom of the blog announcement.

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Figment Secures $1 Million Investment

Figment, the writing community catering to young-adult readers, has raised $1 million from an unidentified investor. Figment CEO Jacob Lewis told paidContent that expansion plans include publishing its own works and creating a marketplace where authors and publishers can sell their titles.

On its launch day in December 2010, Figment attracted 4,000 users. The site now counts 35,000 users and 75,000 pieces of writing. In the fall, Figment will release author Blake Nelson‘s Dream School. Meet a Figment author at eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight today.

Here’s more from the article: “Lewis…said most of the money it’s raised will go to develop new sales, distribution and marketing models. At the end of this month, Figment will launch a writing contest judged by novelist Paolo Coelho, whose novel The Alchemist sold 65 million copies worldwide. Coelho will post the winning story on his blog.”