Thursday, February 16, 2012
An Oldie but a Goodie!
I've been writing a lot lately about creativity, so I thought I would repost an entry from nearly two years ago. It's a writing exercise that will help challenge your brain as well as being a lot of fun.
So here is a post worth repeating; originally posted on March 29, 2010. Enjoy!
Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. His response?
"For sale: baby shoes, never used."
Wow, right? Six words was all he needed to paint a very powerful picture! So, I thought I would try this exercise and man, oh man, is it ever difficult. Sheesh! Tell a story in six words? Oy vey!
I finally wrote something that I was satisfied with. I wonder what Papa Hemingway would say? But for what it's worth, here's what I came up with:
Bankrupted woman seeks gun factory employment.
What do you think of my 6-word story?
Try it! It's very challenging...but it will give your brain a great workout. I truly believe that less is more. And I would love to hear what you come up with.