Basically, the premise of the book is if you could write a memoir in six words, what would yours be?
“Nobody cared, then they did. Why?”Chuck Klosterman
They were taking submissions from every writer: professional, non-professional, famous, and the not-so-famous.
“We still don’t hear a single.”Adam Schlesinger
As I was reading it, I was laughing about how truly easy it was to sum your life up in six words.
Some were extremely simple, some were heartbreaking, some were thought-provoking.
“I still make coffee for two.”Zak Nelson
I kind of saw the whole thing as a huge writing prompt, which was inspiring. That goes without saying!
“I was a Michael Jackson impersonator.”Keith Knight
I think – in a way – the book kind of gave me the idea that short fiction could be a Thing.
“Cursed with cancer. Blessed by friends.”Hannah Davies
Cramming your creativity by limiting yourself into a teeny-tiny physical space is freeing to me.
“Most successful accomplishments based on spite.”Scott Birch
Yeah, I could write a novel. But why? Why does everyone assume that because you’re a writer, you have a novel in you? Multiple novels, even? That’s what this book meant to me. It was an exercise of a new journey.
“No wife. No kids. No problems.”Rip Riley
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