Thursday, May 1, 2008

Writing in Six Words

I discovered from a colleague that writing using only six words can be very effective.  The book "Not Quite What I Was Planning" is a compilation of six-word memoirs of writers famous and obscure.  I have always been a big fan of author William Zinsser.  His book, "On Writing Well," is a must read for anyone who values good writing.

Recently, I asked our Middle School students to write "Your thoughts about your BHMS years. "  What they produced was terrific.  Here are a few: 
1) BHMS has let me think independently   
2) Fun and education for ten years  
3) BHMS has given me long friendships
4) So many years so many memories

Here is a "New Yorker" article that speaks to this great concept in writing.

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