When I was a kid, I hated book reports. I hated filling out a form describing what I read. I wasn’t a fan of artsy crafty alternatives, like cereal box projects or dioramas. What I did love, though, was geeking out on what I read. I loved arguing about who was better, what they should have done, etc. I loved making mash-ups and fan fiction. So, with that in mind, I have created some visual writing ideas that are alternatives to the standard book report.
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- Create a TED Talk from the perspective of one of the characters.
- Enter the world of your story and write an editorial about the character’s actions.
- Look at the Periodic Table of Storytelling and identify the tropes.
- Write a movie pitch for your book. Explain how the movie will be similar and different and why it might work well in that format.
- Just add ninjas. Retell the story with ninjas. How does that change the work?
If you find the visual writing ideas intriguing, they are part of a larger social publishing platform called Write About.
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