Writing Invitations

What motivates us?

  • Self discovery
  • Share experiences, memories with family
  • Record family stories for future generations
  • Talent for creating beauty, humor, pleasure of words
  • Escape
  • To persuade

What audiences do we address/write for?

  • Ourselves
  • Our families
  • Each other
  • Our students
  • Our colleagues
  • General audience

What genres help us achieve our purposes?

  • Annotated bibliography entry (book review for teacher-scholars)
  • Creative-nonfiction / Short story / Family memoir
  • Novel / Short story based on historical events
  • Letter
  • Poem
  • Prose poems
  • Lists
  • How-to
  • Chronically of local events
  • Science fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Utopia/dystopia
  • Episodic nonfiction
  • Blog post
  • Performance poem
  • Play / drama
  • Graffiti
  • Tweets

Inspirational / Mentor Texts

Concise Journal of Non-Fiction from Brevity

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