Inspired by the @WrknOnMyNovel Twitter account, we thought we’d do a search on the phrase “Working On My Memoir” to see what’s being tweeted about memoir writing. Turns out, it’s an entertaining mix of legit memoirists at work and folks offering tongue-in-cheek summations of their lives.
The Six-Word Memoir® is the brainchild of SMITH Magazine. The goal is simple: Write your memoir in exactly six words, no more, no less. You can’t break up compound words but you can play with contractions (“do not” = two words, “don’t” = one word). Their tagline sums it up: One life. Six words. What’s yours?TM
Here are some examples shared in Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir:
“Born on O‘ahu, raised on Hawai‘i.” (Kai Ibana)
“Got hit, life bit, rage quit.” (Taran Takahashi)
“I live clean and surf mean.” (Kamuela Spencer-Herring)
“All my scars are my stories.” (Ryan Hooley)
“Roping wild cattle is a battle.” (Levi Higa)
“He loved me but left anyway.” (Elsbeth McKeen)
And here are a few written and shared by visitors to our booth at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival:
Here’s how to enter:
Post your own Six Word Memoir in a comment below. Your memoir MUST be six words, exactly.
Additional entries: Post a DIFFERENT memoir on our Legacy Isle Publishing Facebook Page and/or on Twitter (don’t forget to tag us @LegacyIsle). Memoirs submitted for each channel must be unique. Duplicate entries will be discarded. You may enter once per channel (blog comment, Facebook, Twitter).
Each memoir submitted is entered in our drawing for one of three prize packages to be given away.
Entries must be submitted by July 15, 2014.DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31, 2014!
Legacy Isle Publishing is not responsible for misdirected or improperly tagged entries.
One (1) certificate valid for a 15% discount on a Legacy Isle Publishing package. Package must be contracted/purchased by December 31, 2014. Discount applies toward package services only; does not apply toward shipping or additional distribution charges.