I dropped in over at Books by Their Cover to talk about food! Pop over yourself and tell us all what your favorite summer meal is.
In other news, it’s just over a week until book launch! If you’re in New Hampshire, come visit me at my book launch party.
Oh, and getting back to food, later in the week I’ll let you know about my trip to a literary destination in Maine where I had great blueberry pancakes. Any guesses where it was?
One of the fun trends in the lit world lately is the Six-Word Memoir or Six-Word Story. According to most accounts, this arose from Ernest Hemingway’s claim that any story could be told in six words. His contribution to the genre: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Generally I’m not a fan of Hemingway’s sparse style, but, wow.
Some of my favorite sites to look for these stories are Six Word Stories and Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled from NPR (click on the photo gallery for illustrated memoirs).
Inspired, I wrote some six-word memoirs from the perspective of my protagonist, Dara.
My first attempt was a little clumsy: Parents let her go. Me next?
A sillier try: Chose cupcakes for revenge. Plan backfired.
Then I think this one really did it: Lost a family, found a home.
So, fellow writers, what are your six-word stories? I’d love to hear them!