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Six Word Memoirs


One of our favourite short workshop activities is Six Word Memoirs, a simple challenge to craft a creative account of your life in just six words. It’s a great way to get people thinking about creative constraints, and it can sometimes be very insightful in terms of finding out what matters to people and what they think their greatest achievements are.

One of the most famous examples is said to originate from Ernest Hemingway:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Our favourite came from the CEO of a consulting company in a workshop we ran on creative constraints:

Born. Made a massive difference. Died.

You can see more examples on the official website, http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com. Give it a try and submit your efforts in the comments!

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