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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Micro- & Mini-Micro Fiction

"Snow Tire" by dana
This week my media writing students will be writing micro and Twitter fiction stories.

They'll be working from the Snippets from Suburbia website, which is a catalogue of my sister-in-law Allison's incredible photography, like this photo from the holidays. They will choose one of her photos and use it to inspire a short story of 500 or fewer words.

Next they'll surf over to One Forty Fiction and read and critique a handful of works. Then they'll try their own hand at writing literature in 140 characters. (Extra credit will be awarded to any student who has a piece published by the awesome editor there!)

All this as they expand from their new blogs added just last week, launching tomorrow into the world of Twitter, and adding social media dashboard management at Hootsuite to their repertoire.

1 comment:

Christopher Ywoskus said...

Dana,
I love that you went out of your way to share our class assignment with all of your bloggers. I very much enjoyed this assignment because it caused me to think outside of the box and be creative. Thank you for a great semester!