Thursday, April 16, 2009

Storytelling: Memoirs

What story do you want to tell about yourself?
A memoir is a story from our own lives.

The idea for a 6-word story came from Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He was born on July 21, 1899 and died on July 2, 1961. That is him in this picture -->

One day he bet a friend that
he could write a whole story in 6 words.
He wrote a very sad story.
His story was "For sale: Baby shoes, never worn."
He won the bet.

Smith Magazine had a contest. People had to write a story from their lives in 6 words. They collected 1,000 stories and made a book.

You can read some of the 6-word stories here.

What about you? Can you write a story from your life in only 6 words?
Click on Comments and give it a try.

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