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“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
Can you create a story in 6 words? Ernest Hemingway met the challenge with his famous six-word story.
Stories can take many forms. Most are more than 6 words. Movies, television, commercials, oral storytelling performance, novels, short stories …
What makes a story?
The elements of a story are:
Beyond the elements, the purpose of a story is transmit an experience.
Stories touch us beyond the physical … on the mental, emotional, spiritual level.
Stories connect us.
In 6 words, Hemingway manages to create the arc of a story.
If the challenge of the six-word story intrigues you, submit yours to sixwordstories.net.
I personally need more than 6 words, so I’ve created a workshop to teach the craft of personal story. As a storytelling performer, I’ve taken many workshops and crafted many stories. I also love helping others unearth their stories and find the passion to tell them effectively. Join me in this fun & interactive workshop!
Learn how to find and tell your own personal stories.
I believe that everyone can tell a story. In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how!
One caveat, we’ll probably need more than 6 words.
Six More Words
If you would rather stick with six words, remember to visit sixwordstories.net.
Here’s another famous story captured in six-words.
“Longed for him. Got him. Shit.”
~ Margaret Atwood