Writing Invitations

What PURPOSES motivate us?

  • To understand, discover, clarify
  • To validate, commemorate, record
  • To use and develop talents
  • To express, reveal, demonstrate

What AUDIENCES do we address?

  • Ourselves
  • Families
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Those who see life like we did, so they will see life like we do

What GENRES help us to achieve our purposes?

  • Annotated bibliography (book-review for teacher-scholars)
  • Creative-nonfiction/Short story/Memoir
  • Personal essay
  • Blog post
  • Feedback/Reader-response
  • Social media
  • Journal entry
  • List

Inspirational texts/genres/mentor texts

Blog Post from Lee Martin, writer and teacher

On the future of writing (meaning also writers) and even a little horn tooting

Flash Nonfiction from Brian Doyle (with the author’s response)

Short story by Kevin Wilson (in encyclopedic form)


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