For those running low on attention but high on creativity, the new SMITH six-word memoir project should be the right speed for ya. Basically, they want 6 word stories(and not a word more) on a variety of subjects. Some even involve prizes(!). Choose from “Digital Life” ‘Food Life” “Mom-oires” and more and you could win some FRONTLINE dvds and some other nifty swag.
If you live in NYC, the 92nd Street Y is hosting a special 6-word evening with such literary darlings as Amy Sohn and A.J. Jacobs. And they’re hosting their own version of the six-word-memoir on Twitter(the obvious viral choice for brevity). Enter your own NYC story by including the hashtag #sixwordnycmemoir in your tweet and have the chance to win free tix to the Jan 24th event.
I wrote a few entries myself and found it surprisingly hard to do. . . 10 words would be okay, but 6? “That takes a certain finessed talent.”