Monday, July 22, 2013

Another Article in Flash Fiction Chronicles & A Contest!

I have one more non-fiction article in Flash Fiction Chronicles! It's entitled "Five Tips For Writing Six-Word Memoirs." I know. It should be Six Tips For but this is an ongoing column where the editor posts "Five Tips For" on various writerly subjects.

Read my article and learn my tips for writing six-word memoirs. Believe it or not, I had a New York Times' bestselling author tell me she couldn't write them. Many other writers have told me they think six-word memoirs are difficult. I agree.  It's sometimes hard to tell a story in just six words. This very short genre forces us to be concise, which is a good trait for writers.

I hope you'll read my five tips and enter my contest.  http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/5-tips-for-writing-six-word-memoirs/comment-page-1/#comment-31412

Rules:
  • Tell me about YOU or YOUR CAREER using just six words.
  • Deadline: Friday, July 26, by midnight
  • The winner will receive his/her choice of IT ALL CHANGED IN AN INSTANT (six-word memoirs from famous authors, celebrities and aspiring authors) or SIX WORDS ABOUT WORK which is a fun gift for yourself, graduates or bosses.
Have fun and good luck!



16 comments:

  1. contest entry about my life

    Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, writer.

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    1. Nice. Did you see that you won in the previous contest about summer vacations, Pat?!

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    2. Yes I saw it in your email. Thank you very much.

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  2. may I do another about my work?

    Writer of words. Teacher by action.

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    1. Yes, that's fine. In fact, everyone may enter one memoir in each category but I'll just choose one winner.

      However, this gives everyone two chances!

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  3. Wife. Mother. Worker. Retired. Widow. Writer.

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    1. Interesting that four words describing you begin with a "W."

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  5. Sarah Crysl AkhtarJuly 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Contrarian--but maybe my direction's right.

    sarahcrysl@gmail.com

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    1. Haha. Good one. Thanks for entering.

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  6. Former musician. Former librarian. Happily retired.

    Went to the dentist. Smiling again.

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    1. Both of those are good, Jim. By golly, you've got the hang of six-word memoirs.

      Thanks for publishing my articles and for joining in the contest fun.

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  7. Wife 23 years. Caregiver nine years.

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    1. Very poignant, Shirley. Well done.

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  8. And the winner is...Janet Kay Gallagher!

    This was a tough one because several of the six-word memoirs were very good and descriptive. Janet's string of six words really encapsulated HER.

    Just let me know which of the six-word books you'd like and I'll get one to you. Congrats and thanks to everyone who participated.

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