Monday, January 5, 2009

Six Words

Why have so many writing teachers adopted Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser? Because it a treasure trove of topics for classroom discussion and writing assignments. Not only is the six-word memoir a terrific writing exercise, the examples in the book can be used to prompt longer writing assignments.

For ideas on how to incorporate Not Quite What I Was Planning into your class, take a look at our teaching guide. If your students post their six-word memoirs at SMITH magazine, they might be picked for the next edition!

New in bookstores, Six-Word Memoirs of Love and Heartbreak is filled with insightful slivers of passion, pain, and connection that capture every shade of love and loss—six words at a time.



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