Writing Challenge Day 212: Six Word Memoir

Just joined us? Jump in where you are. Don't feel you have to catch up, or to go back and start at the beginning. Just work on today's assignment. For more information about the challenge, read this post.


Write a statement that describes your life using exactly six words. (Hemingway famously claimed he could write a novel using only six words: "For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.") More examples: "How did I get so lucky?" "Not quite what I had planned." Here's one of mine: "The best stories are hard won." If you have time left, you can explain further what it means. Feel like sharing? Post yours in comments below!


  • Don't like today's topic? Not everything in the challenge will fit your life or circumstances. Pick something else from the archive, this question list, or write more on something you wrote earlier.
  • Don't judge yourself. Don't edit. Just write. You will edit later. Now it's just about getting it down, for your eyes only.
  • If you want to keep going after the 15 minutes are up, go for it! 
  • Have a question or challenge or triumph to share? Feel free to comment below.