Sunday, May 06, 2012

PicLits.com - A creative writing project.

PicLit from PicLits.comI happened upon a very interesting website today called PicLits.com.

According to the website, "PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture."

When you visit PicLits you are presented with a random picture. Below the picture is a long list of words organized into nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and universal. You drag and drop the words onto the picture to form unique, poetic sentences. When you are finished with your creation you can email it, blog it, or share it through your social networks.

You also have the option of "freestyle," which allows you to create your own words to drag to the picture.

I see this as a fun opportunity for students to show their creative writing skills. If a student doesn't like the picture they are presented with, they could always choose a different picture from the scrolling collection across the top of the page.

What a great way to inspire and encourage students to write!