Essays on Insta: How to Write for the Gram
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Class Project: Capture and Caption2:42
Treasure Hunt: Finding the Right Picture3:35
Making Connections: Thinking About Images2:37
Digging Deep For Details: Making Connections Real2:19
Finding the Way In: Writing Your Intro1:43
Guiding Light: Writing the Body3:47
Light at the End of the Tunnel: Writing Conclusions4:38
Editing for Clarity and Length1:54
Hastags: Making Sure Your Posts Get Chose2:34
About This Class
It often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Rarely do we think about those words. Rarely do we articulate what effects images have on us, how we interact with them and what they mean.
Instagram has become such a place for this. The caption is just as important as the capture and this class-- “Essays on Insta” – will equip you with the tools and provide you with the ability to write about images in a way that will capture more than just the moment, but readers as well. In this class you will learn how to write thought-provoking and insightful instagram captions that compliment your pictures.
So if you’re someone looking to expand your audience on Instagram and build community with the images you post and stories you write, this class is for you.
By the end of the class you should be able to write a captivating commentary on Instagram that fully engages your audience with the pictures you post.
All you need is a smartphone, the instagram app, and a willingness to see. Anyone familiar with basic functions of Instagram will be able to complete this course.
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I feel so inspired! I guess we all learnt how to write an essay in school, but never think to do it in instargam!
Yahdon Israel is a second year MFA Candidate for Creative Non-Fiction at the New School. He writes about race, class, gender and culture in American society. He has written for Avidly, The New Inquiry, Guernica, LitHub, and ESPN Women's. He lives in Bed-Stuy; and runs a popular Instagram page, which promotes literary culture as style with the hashtag "#literaryswag." Follow him on Instagram @yahdon