Vignette • A vignette is a short, well written scene. • It does not have a plot, but it does reveal something about the elements in it. • It may reveal character, mood or tone.
It may have a theme or idea of its own the author wants to convey. • It is the description of the scene or character that is important. • A blog or diary entry can be considered a vignette.
Authors Who Write Vignettes • Sandra Cisneros • House on Mango Street • Woman Hollering Creek • Sherman Alexie • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven