Day 13 – Composing a Series of Vignettes

Day 13’s assignment of Writing 101 is called “Compose a Series of Vignettes.” This is my first time composing one of these, so any feedback would be appreciated.

Repetition and accumulation give structure and momentum to a piece of writing — and help your readers stay engaged.  Today, tell a story through a series of vignettes (short, episodic scenes or anecdotes) that together read as variations on the same theme. They can each be as short or long as you see fit — they don’t have to be the same length — but they need a common feature to tie them together, whether it’s a repeated phrase, a similar setting, or the appearance of the same person.

The Blogger

You may never believe this but I am having difficulty wrapping my mind around the concept of the vignette.  For the life of me, I can’t seem to come up with a great idea.  I am also behind with some of my other blog posts in Writing 101.


The Stargazer

You may never believe this but there will be an awesome super moon lunar eclipse this weekend!   I have to hurry up and get my work done, so I can find a great spot in the park nearby to take pictures of the moon.  Maybe I can stop by the grocery store and pick up some chips and other munchies.  These things do tend to take a while.


The College Football Fan

You may never believe this but my favorite team is playing this weekend.  A local group is meeting at a nearby bar to watch the game on the big screen and cheer them on.  I don’t really know many of the people there, but we all have an intense love for the team.  My favorite team had a couple of tough losses where they were beat in the last few seconds of the game.  (Sorry still not talking about soccer.)


The College Professor

You may never believe this but I am so far behind in my grading that it is ridiculous.  If I’m super productive, maybe I can hurry up and get some assignments graded and still have time to see the football game and eclipse.  I will have to gauge my time carefully.  If I’m having problems focusing on grading, I just as well go to the football game.


The Patient with Epilepsy

You may never believe this but stress and anxiety is already building up.  I have to do a better job of balancing my work load so that stress doesn’t get to me.  This week has been particularly difficult on me.  I think taking some time off (even if it is only a couple of hours) will help me manage the stress.


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