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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube


For character development, Imagined Lives exercise.

by LetTheWolfin on October 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

As a writing exercise, I sometimes go to a cafe and just pick someone, maybe the waiter/waitress, maybe another customer who looks interesting, and write an imagined story about their life, often in the first person (more personal that way). It's a fun exercise to do, stretches your imagination and is great practice for character summaries and understanding all the little bits which can make up a character you create for your own (fiction) writing. I once did this exercise on a plane from London to Venice, with an air stewardess as my subject. Made up a whole backstory about her, totally from my imagination. Was great fun doing it - the blank page is your oyster (in six!) One of these days, I'll put a collection of these Imagined Lives together....in the case of the air stewardess, the sky's the limit!


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine