Write a six-word memoir

Here is a challenge for you! The Six-Word Memoir Project is accepting submissions now and Oprah will publish winners in her magazine (if you submit through her website).  NOTE: a hyphened word is considered one word (i.e. make-up, multi-cracked).   Below are some of the winning entries: Best Imagery: “Inherited Mom’s zest and Dad’s lemons.” –wayword_angel Toughest Narrative Arc: “Make-up on arms; something to hide.” –ElectricPirate Best Imagery: “Multi-cracked heart in need of tourniquet.”-LucidDreamer Headiest Journey: “Chosen for something. Not sure what….” – London Adam, Best Backstory: “Only artists under 30 need apply” – marymc Most Self-Aware: “Must. Stop. Taking. My. Own. Picture.” –Ells from SMITHTeens. If you would like...

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

Decoding the language of writing can be difficult. As a beginning writer, I remember playing the eeny, meeny, miny, moe game as I tried to decipher which contest was best suited for my work. Was my piece memoir? Essay? Short story? The lines are blurred, but I have come up with a few definitions which might help you. FICTION is a made-up story and NONFICTION is a true story. MEMOIR is a longer work of nonfiction told from the perspective of the author, using the “I” voice. A memoir covers a certain period of time, such as your teenage years, or the empty-nest years. A memoir may also tell the story of an experiece, such as your years as a nurse during the Vietnam War. It is not a BIOGRAPHY, which is a story from birth to present or death. A shorter...

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Write a Short Memoir Piece and Submit!

Hi All, For those of you who write short memoir pieces (1200 words or less), Thin Threads is accepting submissions. Here’s the link: http://www.thinthreads.com/submit.php They pay $100. You can view a list of story themes at the above link. Good luck!    

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