A new book just (or just about to be) released called “Not what I was planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure” has been on the media blitz lately. It stems from a great anecdote about Ernest Hemingway once writing a story with only six words, and coming up with an eloquent: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Anyway, this new book is a collection of such short short stories. Here’s the nice trailer for it – you’ll note some pretty well known names in the mix:
It also occurred to me that for most of our readers, the thought of already writing a memoir is kind of a daunting task, especially in light of how young university students tend to be. But then again, here is the perfect medium for it – a memoir with only 6 words! Should work for most of us.
“Academically growing, family awesome, tie unnecessary.”
…but what say some of you out there have a go as well…