A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Right now, I'm reading:
How To Write Short: Word Craft For Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark

My favorite story of all time is:
... definitely something quirky, contemporary, written in conversational tones without weighty descriptions, has a great hook and first paragraph, with a resolved ending. Works like: Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe, and Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr. and authors like: Alan Lightman, Magnus Mills, and Nicholson Baker

In bed I like to read:
... and write! My most creative thoughts come when I'm horizontal.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Lately that would be... "Inertia". Life moves by quickly, but I'm standing still.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"Everything changes. Fret not. Everything changes."

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Be Here Now" by Ray LaMontagne and "Play" the CD title by Moby... all words I need to emulate.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
J. D. Salinger... the author who turned me on to the written word.

Dyan_Titchnell’s Latest Memoir of 88

“She "vanted" to be a Yankee.”

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