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Six-Word Memoirs

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Transcript of Six-Word Memoirs

Six-Word Memoirs
Ernest Hemingway
Challenge:
Write a stroy in six words.
"
For sale: baby shoes,
never worn.
"
Legend has it that...
Most memoirs are...
Lengthy
Has a
beginning
,
middle,
and
end
Characters we know well
Stephen King, Bill Clinton
These can be...
But not yours!
You will write about YOUR
identity...
half a dozen words and capture pictorially.
Back in the day...
Journals
Diary
Notes
Now...
Facebook
Blogs
Twitter
Tumblr
You share your identity, your stories,





with one another and the world.
Everyone has a story -
What's yours?
Inspiration....
SMITH magazine thought....
Could people sum up their life in six words?
THE PROJECT...
Photographic composition guidelines:
1. Simplicity
2. Avoid Mergers
3. Leave Room to Move
4. Rule of Thirds
5. Framing
6. Lines
Produce a single, one, uno, ein, photograph that
visually represents your created six-word memoir-
YOUR IDENTITY
CONSIDERATIONS:
Does your photograph...
Engage with and
enhance your theme?

Follow photographic compositional
guidelines?
Does your memoir show your:
Identity?
Personality?
Life experiences?
Goals?
Dreams?
Is your photograph:
Eye-catching
Interesting
Expressive
Does your photo-
STAND OUT?
Were you committed:
Use time wisely?
Be the best for the fam.
Better life for them. Than mine.
Do everything and never give up.
Give 100% and hold nothing back
Life is about these golf balls.
Create 6 different memoirs
Brainstorm!
1. LIST WORDS
a. List NOUNS
b. List ADJECTIVES
c. List VERBS
d. List SYNONYMS
2. Free Write!
a. Use the worksheet!
3. LIST IDEAS FOR PHOTOGRAPH
a. Location
i. Classroom/Hallway
ii. Before/After School
b. Composition
i. People?
ii. Items?
4. PLAN IT
a. Submit worksheet to CMS for approval
5. CREATE IT
a. MAKE IT WORK!
How to create a sweet memoir:
Make it personal.
Specific to your life.
Respect the limitations
Force you to be creative write a great memoir BECAUSE of it not in SPITE of it.
Make revisions.
6 best words in the best order.
Examples:
Remember these???
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