Six-Word Memoirs, part II

by Kim on January 28, 2009 · 9 comments

Last year (wow it seems weird to write that), I read and reviewed Not Quite What I Was Planning, a book of six-word memoirs edited by SMITH Magazine.  The concept of the book comes from an urban legend that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words.   Based on that story, SMITH Magazine editors opened up the floor for “writers famous and obscure” to submit their own six-word memoirs.  They accepted more that 15,000 entries, then reprinted about 800 of them in the book.

Today I was excited to learn that a second edition of memoirs, Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, is now available on Amazon.  You can also watch a YouTube video about the book if you’re curious.   And if you follow smithmag on Twitter, you can get a daily six-word memoir about love between now and Valentine’s Day.  You can also submit your own six-word memoirs to SMITH Magazine.

I feel a little like a publicist, but I am pretty excited about this book and plan to pick it up as soon as I can.

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