Monday, April 16, 2012

PicLits Creative Self-Expression

What is 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.

PicLits is a great creative writing site that provides attention-grabbing images and word banks to use to write a caption for the picture or to write a short paragraph. Word lists are categorized by nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and a universal list. Users can comment on others’ work and rate work using the star rating feature. All work is public.

You do not have to have an account to use the site; however, to save your work you must register for an account. An email account is required to set up an account.

There are two ways to add text to the images. One is to simply “click and drag” words from the list that comes with each PicLit onto the image. Words can be moved around on the image. The drop-down menu beside each word lets you capitalize the word or use a different form of the word. A different word list comes with each image.

The second way is to click on the “Freestyle” link and compose using your own words.

Finished work can be emailed or the provided code can be copied and pasted into a blog or other website.

PicLit illustrating alliteration

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