Your Life In Six Words And Other Videos To Reflect On

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There are three tasks for this week’s prompt:

Create a six word memoir
Respond with your thoughts on the following videos

Can you describe your life thus far in six words? It’s a challenge I pose to you. You must be creative and clever and let the real you shine through. Remember that these words need to reflect you……not just be six words. I’ll know the difference. Watch the video below for creative inspiration, but you are not allowed to borrow any ideas. I couldn’t decide which of the three of these I like the best, so here goes:

I would be nothing without books

I still get sick on boats

The best is yet to be

All I would like for you to do is type your six word memoir as I have done.

What do you think of this?

A Brief History Of Pretty Much Everything (The Best Flip Book Ever)

The movie trailer for Gone With The Wind

Can you understand why Johnny was impressed with “the southern gentleman?”

Can You Describe Your Life In Six Words?

This week’s prompt has two parts.

Part 1

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write his life’s memoir using six words only. He accepted the challenge, and some say it is his greatest masterpiece.

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Are you up for a challenge? Can you describe your life in six words? This is not as easy as it sounds. It requires thought, creativity, cleverness, humor and honesty. The words need to have some relevance to you. Here are two of mine:

“A child’s imagination lives in me.”

“I still get sick on boats.”

When you type your response be sure to use quotation marks and do not put your memoir in a sentence. Just type it like I modeled it above. I think it makes more of a statement this way. The following video was created by high school students for a creative writing class, and it is meant to get you thinking.  Please do not borrow any of their ideas or words.

Part 2

Please finish this prompt:

I am someone who……..

Who are you? I want to read an honest, heartfelt response. Are you passionate about something? (I am someone who knows that a great book is one I can’t put it down.) Is there something you just can’t live without? (I am someone who craves her cup of coffee in the morning.)  Is there something you feel strongly about? These are just a few questions to get you thinking. I am looking for a good paragraph with details (the why) to support your statement. Please do not use your family, pets, etc. I know that you all love and need your families. Think personally. Part 1 and part 2 can be totally unrelated if you like.