A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a teen writing workshop with a local organization called Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK). The workshop ran from Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 5:00. On Tuesday, I facilitated a session on rants and emotion personification, but I was there every day. So I got to know the students and wrote and shared responses to the prompts along with them.
We had some great prompts. One of the first was to write a series of Facebook posts for a historical or literary figure. I chose Jane Eyre, because the novel has been a favorite of mine for years. (And I’m not alone. See K. M. Weiland’s recent guest post on Jonathan Gunson’s blog on how to make a book un-put-down-able. Weiland uses Jane Eyre to illustrate her points.) I was so taken with the assignment that I decided to finish my piece and publish it as a blog post.
So, here goes. I hope you enjoy it. All the illustrations are from www.janeeyreillustrated.com. If you’re interested, you can find even more illustrations there.
What literary character or historical figure might you create Facebook posts for?
Illustrations from www.janeeyreillustrated.com
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Stephanie Stamm is the author of the New Adult/Young Adult urban fantasy A Gift of Wings. (She is working on the sequel.)
She has also contributed stories (one fictional and one true) to the following volumes: