2010
Oct 14

Feeling Pithy?

by Hannah Holt »

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All words are not created equal.

My favorite stories pair economy with poignancy. Maybe that’s one reason why I’m drawn to picture books.

However, some forms of storytelling rival even picture books for brevity (and I’m not talking about board books). Here are a few:

The Six Word Memoir: Can you write your life story in six words?

Flash Fiction: A story in 1,000 words or fewer.

Hint Fiction: A complete story in 25 words or less, suggesting a broader story.

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn” —Ernest Hemingway


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