Larry Smith

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Six Words of Advice

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Words of wisdom are usually short and direct. Larry Smith talks about the Six-Word Twitter Festival, which is soliciting the best advice given or received in six words.

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Six Words: Love, Loss, Betrayal, Death, Regret, Relief

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It’s been a poetic, lovelorn, literary week at the Takeaway. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share your stories of love and loss, and to do so in exactly six words. These are our favorites.

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What's Your Six Word Story of Love or Loss?

Friday, February 08, 2013

As Valentine’s Day nears, we’re asking you for your biggest stories of love and loss. But there’s a catch: We want you to tell your story in just six words.

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Sum Up 2010 in Six Words Contest!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The year 2010 has been an interesting year: unemployment, multiple wars, the Tea Party, health care reform, Lady Gaga and even an “underwear bomber.” See if you can sum up 12 months in 6 words by entering our latest contest! Your submissions can be personal, political or pop-culture related, but please keep them pithy. Post your six-word entry in the survey below, and on December 29 we’ll announce the winners with Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser of Smith Magazine! The deadline for submissions is December 27 at 3 pm! Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser's most recent book is It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.

See all the submissions here!

The Winning Summaries

Went from self employed to unemployed.
Lost 50 pounds. Found myself underneath.
                    - both Sandi Hemmerlein

Got masters moved home permanent intern.
                    - Dana

Salinger waked. Haiti quaked. Oil caked.
                    - Coleen Goodson

Bedbugs, earthquakes, overeating, Snooki eclipsed Wikileaking.
                    - Janet

Green Day on Broadway? Oy vey!
                    - Leigh Giza

I could not stop checking Facebook!
                    - Janet Villas

Kanye Tweeted all the important stuff.
                    - Galia Abramson 

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Six-Word Resolutions

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Can you tell us all of your plans, hopes, dreams, motivations, and mistakes you hope not to repeat in 2010 in just six words? Editors of Smith Magazine and the bestseller Six-Word Memoir book series, Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, pick the winners of our Six-Word Resolution Contest. ...

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Six Word Memoirs

Friday, February 27, 2009

It’s a Leonard Lopate Show listener contest! Can you sum up your life in six words? A concise and pithy sentence can tell an entire life story. Try it. Here are a few examples:

"Found My Ex-Husband on Craigslist. Twice" –Yin Shin

"Manhattan presents countless options. ...

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