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Thursday, November 18, 2010

What is a Storybird?

Recently, I blogged about 'Using Art as Inspiration for Writing' on the LDS Writer's Blogck. I have just become aware of a great website where some very talented people are implementing that idea. Storybird, http://storybird.com/, was created as a place for collaborative storytelling. In their words, 'Storybird reverses the process of visual storytelling by starting with the image and "unlocking" the story inside.
Artist's are invited to go there and submit their artwork. There are no fees. You retain all copyrights and control of your work, and you get the satisfaction of watching kids write stories inspired by your artwork. Booyah!
Storybird has no specific age range, but the designers suggest that is is most appropriate for ages 3-13. With Storybird, families and friends can build stories together, whether they are sitting together at the same computer, or across an ocean from one another. The idea is that one person starts with an image, adds some words and passes the story on to be completed.
When the story is complete you can print it, or share it with your network.
I'm excited about this great new resource. It looks like a lot of fun for both artists and kids who want to be inspired to write.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Cathy, this is wonderful! Thank you SO much for posting this.I'm going to post it on facebook. I'd LOVE to submit my art there. How wonderful!!!!

*HUGS*

~Elizabeth :)

CL Beck, author said...

That's cool ... visual writing prompts. There's always a story locked inside a painting, drawing or photo!

Thanks for sharing the info on it.

Tina said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I think I'll recommend it to the teachers I host bookfairs for (at their schools).

I'm following you know and look forward to reading more of your creative writing ideas.

If you do book reviews & book giveaways you can "Show and share" your book reviews and book giveaways each weekend Saturday - Monday night. Family Friendly of course and if you have articles about education, art or family/parenting oriented those are welcome too. http://bit.ly/eThcLg

Thanks! Tina "The Book Lady"
http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com

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