Your life in 6 words?
Posted by inkpop on March 13, 2010
That’s what thousands of people around the world have been doing as part of SMITH Magazine’s six-word memoir projects, including their latest book in a series called I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs By Teens Famous and Obscure. The book is a collection of more than 600 of the world’s shortest published autobiographies.
With so many writers, lit fans, and creative teens flocking to inkpop.com and smithteens.com, the two literary community sites decided to team up on an inkpop Challenge called—what else—the “inkpop Six-Word Memoir Challenge,” for which writers and non-writers alike are invited to submit their life stories in exactly six words.
inkpop Challenges usually select random participants as winners, but for this Challenge, the brainiacs behind the six-word memoir concept, SMITHTeens.com editors Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, will serve as judges, selecting the six best Challenge entries.
Curious about what it takes to be “the best” in this inkpop Challenge? Here are some of Smith and Fershleiser’s favorite six-word memoirs, from their book series:
“My diary is read by everyone.” — Taylor Swift
“I’m seventeen, engaged, and not pregnant.” — Casey M.
“Finally learned ‘weird’ is a compliment.” — Teagan E.
“I don’t rock. Guitar Hero lies.” — Lacy F.
“Met online; love before ﬁrst sight.” — Chris S.
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