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#1 doris sander

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

our january challenge is "six word memoirs." 

 

a good synopsis of this idea can be found in this npr article and book excerpt:  http://www.npr.org/t...toryId=18768430

 

here is a website dedicated to the topic:  http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/

 

i've mentioned before that i love haikus.  i love the brevity of them as it forces the word choices to be so concise.  well, the six word memoir is even more so!  i guess this is easier or more difficult than the haiku, depending on your perspective.

 

instead of writing a "life" memoir, though, i am proposing we use the six word memoir to document a photo.  this would be a great exercise for creating titles!  there are so many things you can do with them too.  i'll be blogging mine and then adding them either to my project life album or my one little word album. 

 

i'll be writing one a week this month, so that will add up to four or five for the month.  anyone else want to give it a go?  you can just try one, or play along all month.  i'd love to see them!  i'll be back to post my first one soon . . .


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

my first one!  http://dorissander.b...ord-memoir.html


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

Omg this is hard. But I will try to give it a go.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

Here's an attempt
http://brooklyngirln...01/6-words.html

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

I gave it a go for the title of this layout of a photo of my husband and me on Christmas - "You are the best gift, ever."


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

They are all nice!!  I'll post mine when I'm done. Is it supposed to be a pic of us? Or any pic?


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#7 doris sander

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

any picture at all!  my first picture was of leaves.  my second one will be an old black and white from my dad's childhood.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

i might even write a couple about my cats!


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

I took a class at BPC a few years ago and one of the assignments was a 6 word memoir. I had never heard of it before that and did some research. It's an incredible idea.  I'll go find that page I did to add here. You just gave me a fantastic idea for a title/journaling for a photo sitting on my desk. Hmmm...finished product to follow soon!

 

found it. I put it in the gallery


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

i have another 6 word memoir posted this week!  2 down, 2 to go!http://dorissander.b...ord-memoir.html


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

http://brooklyngirln...more-words.html



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

#3 for me!  a tribute to my kitty (and next week's will, of course, have to be a tribute to my other kitty.  another crazy cat lady checking in ;).

 

http://dorissander.b...r-my-kitty.html


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:52 PM

http://brooklyngirln...al-6-words.html



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:43 PM

Well, after being sick for nearly 3 weeks, i've finally had a chance to do this!  Here is my Six Word Memoir


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:23 PM

glad you're feeling better devra!  3 weeks is too long to be sick!

 

got my fourth done!  a tribute to our other kitty.  :)

 

http://dorissander.b...end-fourth.html


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

I did one. However, it's on a Feb. kit Lo for JBS Mercantile. You have to wait to see it for just a little bit.






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