in musings, writing, writing project

six word memoirs

It’s hard not to love the writing project. There are so many amazing ideas that get floated around, and teachers are so generous with their time and energy that it really feels like we are getting a lot done. It’s fun to watch people who have never been exposed to the writing project “model” get excited about going back to their classrooms and trying something new.

One of the new fun things that we talked about today was the six word memoir. Popularized with Smith magazine and made famous with Hemingway’s “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”,they attempt to encapsulate all (or part) of a life in just six words. You can imagine the fun. What’s mine?

Explore. Roots Stretch. Moving encourages growth.

How very zen of me.