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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

6-word Memoirs: A Great Idea?

Have you heard-- six word memoirs?

Larry Smith edited, book published 2008.

Loving brevity challenge; rigorous to fulfill.

Concision compels writers into pure focus.

Nothing superfluous stays, remove choking fluff.

Wordiness, be gone! Six words only!

No flab, beyond lean, pure bones.

Nerves raw, pronouns gone, what’s left?

Six word memoir, beginning to panic!

Six words ain’t enough, memory overflow.



11 comments:

  1. Continuously living my new life mission.

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  3. sounds way too hard for me :)

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    1. It does to me too. Dang it! That was only 5 words! :)
      Veritably, I concur with your assessment. There's 6 pompous words for you! Eeek.

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  4. She loved whipped cream too much. >;-}

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  5. He arrived; he prattled; he departed. :)

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  6. What?! Teachers and former teachers never prattle. We drop pearls of wisdom, did you forget? :)

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  7. I have the books on my to-read list, but as a chronic babbler, I just don't see me ever being successful at this form. ;)

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    1. Word verification: "howspodo"

      As in--howspodo condense experience to six words?

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