write about, deciding what to leave behind and putting it in 50words requiresdiscipline throughout."
Here are some samples.
e dialed the number again. It was wrong number. That¶s three times in arow! Something was wrong. The number seemed OK. Just when he wasabout to give up, he figured out, he found that the last two digits wereinterchanged in his phone book. That explained it all!
John was a regular in that train. Today seemed different, probably because of Sally who was in New York for work. They started the conversation casually but both became very close in less than thirty minutes. They exchanged phone numbers, of course. John promptly called a day later ± ³Wrong number!´
That particular book had changed his life.
e checked the price again. Thirty dollars! ³It¶s a steal´ he thought.
e wanted to give back something to theauthor. After thinking for a while, he decided to buy ten of the same books and sent one to each of his friends.
John never thought getting deals would be a problem for his new venture.
ehad a big network. Twenty meetings were setup in the first six weeks. Every meeting was good. Everyone wanted to know what John was doing. No onewas bold enough to give him the first deal.
ITE 2 Mini-sagas of your own and post them on your page. Then readeveryone else's mini-sagas and find the one that you liked best. Copythe one you liked onto your page and underneath write a review inexactly 50 words. You have to say what you liked about it, what it madeyou wonder about and what might happen next in the story.
Now lets see how you go trying to write a mini-saga on a theme or idea.
ereis a paragraph from Chapter One of Animal Farm. What we are going to domight sound crazy - below is what we call 'the text' - and we are going to hackit, though the correct phrase is 'deconstruct it' a little.
"Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it:
our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given
just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us
who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength;
and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are
slaughtered with hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning
of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is
free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.
Source: Animal Farm
Decide what the text says
. This can be whatever you want,although of course in the case of a text which actually consists of text it is