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Memoirist of the Month—October 2016: Andrew H.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
“I was immediately struck by the incredible balance between simplicity and depth of expression that can be achieved by story telling using only six words. It offered me a way to begin developing and sharing my own stories. Six-Word Memoirs
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Top Six Memoirs to Celebrate Character

Friday, September 23, 2016
Character informs how we think and behave. We all have “character,” but it’s the personal experiences that make our character strengths unique and play an important role in our successes. For SixContest #84, in honor of Character Day, we asked you to
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Mrs. Kochheiser’s Sixth Grade Students at Waverly East Intermediate School in Lansing, Michigan

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Waverly East Intermediate School in Lansing, Michigan is a one-to-one school, with an emphasis on the ways that technology can enhance learning and self-expression. Sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher Kristin Kochheiser explores this intersection with passion, recently introducing
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The Top Six Memoirs About Nature

Friday, September 9, 2016
In our busy lives, sometimes we forget to enjoy the natural splendor of the world around us. For SixContest #83, we asked you to immerse yourself in the many wonders of nature—in Six Words. Some advised on the importance of preserving
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Memoirist of the Month—September 2016: Cara Jean Spittle Long

Thursday, September 1, 2016
“Six Words gives me the opportunity to write every day, without excuse. The writing from the other Sixer’s inspires me to write, live life, to dream, and to find laughter. Six-Word Memoirs read like poetry to me, with so many layers
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Top 6: “My Best Day In Six Words”

Friday, August 26, 2016
Some days are unparalleled — so unforgettable that they qualify as your “Best Day Ever.” For SixContest #82, we asked you to add three words and tell us about “My Best Day: ___ ___ ___.” Many entries celebrate epic milestones (“My Best
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