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In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

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Dec 20, 2014
SAY IT IN SIX

ADVICE

SHARE THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE GIVEN OR RECEIVED IN SIX WORDS.

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In Six Words, Best Advice Given or Received?

 

About Six-Word Advice

What's the best advice you've ever given or received? Whether a life philosophy, tip for working, playing or loving better, share your advice here in exactly six words.

The best submissions will be included in a new book SIX WORDS OF ADVICE FROM WRITERS FAMOUS & OBSCURE, coming in 2015 from St. Martin's Press.

Submission deadline: Nov. 7

 
 
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Over dessert and coffee, right before the funeral, my mother and Aunt Vesta talked about how Grandma died. They had been taking turns sleeping in the alcove with her, where they had positioned the rented hospital bed.

She couldn't talk anymore. Grandma had never been an affectionate woman, but had recently taken to reaching for her daughters' hands, silently requesting,...
 

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