This phrase is from the cover of a book that I came across in the bookstore that changed my writing. The book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: And Other Six-Word Memoirs by Authors, contains a collection of personal stories written in just six words. Ever since opening this book, I’ve been addicted to writing in just six word phrases. In fact, I’ve kept a six-word diary for months now.
I thought I’d share some favorites.
This one speaks to me:
This is how life should be:
I frequently pray a similar prayer:
Maybe it should say Mommy Dee:
Can’t help but wonder what happened:
Couldn’t have said it better myself:
Must remember: people, gadgets.
Writing in six words: fun exercise!
Maybe something you’d like to try?
Updated post originally published December 2012.