FigmentNeed a little help keeping your writing from wilting this summer? Crank up the AC, drag over your laptop, and check out the online writing community Figment for company, commiseration, feedback, and inspiration.

With over 300,000 members and a library of more than half-a-million user stories, Figment has something for every type of writer.

Are you the kind who needs a little prodding? Sign up for Daily Themes and join the 10,000 other writers who are getting an original writing prompt delivered to their inboxes every morning.

Or are you the competitive type? Check out Figment’s writing contests, where you can win fame, glory, and prizes. (Psst — Sometimes you don’t even need to write anything to win big swag: Figment is almost always offering a sweepstakes of some kind.)

Are you a budding novelist? Join Figment this Thursday for one of its great live author chats! This week, young-adult authors Elizabeth Norris (Unraveling and Unbreakable) and Brodi Ashton (Everneath and Everbound) — plus special guest Kristin Rens, editor at HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray — will be talking about what happens after you get that book contract. Sign up for a reminder for “Living the Dream: Real Talk About Life as a Published Author” — this Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET!