PicLits are images that you add writing too, or as the site likes to call it – inspired picture writing.
If you want to check out what that means, head on over to Explore the Gallery where you can see all the latest PicLits, and get an idea of how they work. The Gallery has navigation options to the right of the page – they are Newest, Highest Rated, Sample PicLits, By Picture, and By Author. I will warn you, however, that this is a great way to lose track of time! I must have spent two hours just browsing the gallery.
So how do you create a PicLit of your own? Well it’s easy, and you can do it from the main page. You can try it with image already there or you can select an image from the stream of images above the default image. Then you have to decide how you’ll create your message. You have two options – you can drag and drop words on the image (this is the default setting), or you can click freestyle and type in your message. When you’re done you have a couple of options of what you can do to share it, but regardless of which option you pick (save, e-mail, or blog/share) you’ll need to register for an account.
Registering for an account is easy, just make your PicLit and then click save, which will take you to the login form where you can click the Sign Up link. You can also click Sign Up before you start at the top of the page. Both ways take you to the sign up form where you’ll fill in your e-mail address, create a username and password, and then click the Sign Up button.
Even if you don’t save your images you can have a lot of fun trying this out! What will your PicLit say? Go try it today!