"Mini-Lit" is a Hit with WEbookers02:07
We’ve heard of the MINI Cooper, mini golf, Minnie Driver,
Minneapolis, and Mini Me. But what about
This week’s edition of TIME magazine offers an article on
the emerging popularity of "mini-lit:" Crisp, fresh, hard-hitting pieces
that say plenty without plenty of words. It seems that 12-word novels, six-word memoirs, and five-word (we prefer
50!) movie reviews are all the rage.
While “mini-lit” may be new territory for some writers and
readers, WEbook features a host of projects that prove WEbookers are on the cutting
edge of the Twitter meets literature trend. In fact, several of WEbook’s most active projects are filled with submissions of 10 words or less.
Along with The Pure Imagination Dictionary, WEbook minis include
Haiku Life Stories—a collection of 17-syllable memoirs; Six Word Stories
(and its sequel)—WEbookers tackle everything from love, war, family, and
friendship in just six words; and Briefness per Letter—another collection of
six-word stories, each about a letter of the alphabet. (Did you know “Q” is
shy?) It might be, but WEbookers aren’t
when it comes to creating and contributing to creative “mini-lit” projects.
Sure, Mini Me is cool. But we’ve got MiniWEs!