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.


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What usually motivates you to write?

by DeElleAhr on June 11, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It's often a feeling...a twinge of something that washes over me, and like a missile with a mission I am in motion to find both paper and pen, then...the sitting begins, and the writing, and the thinking and editing, scratching-out previous thoughts, reenergizing the page with better words, more descriptive passages. It is excitement. I feel alive. What sparks your motivation to create...to write?


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