Sunday, March 8, 2009

six sentences

i've come across several blogs and some of them have whatever those things are that get sent from person-to-person that encourage people to write either lists or short pieces of writing.

i'll be truthful and say that for the most part i find them uninspiring exercises that don't really require me to think. at their worst, they feel more like surveys having that "fill-in-the-blank" feeling about them.

however, i came across one that actually felt really good and had tons and tons of really good written responses so i'll share it with you here.

to begin, you need to go to the blog that goes by the name six sentences. there you'll enter a world in which short, rich and sometimes intense pieces of writing are featured, not to mention a kazillion links to things "six". so go there first, read the incredible writing. then - craft one of your own and submit it.

will you become instantly rich and famous? no and no.

but do it just because!

here's a golden fish "six sentences" fan favourite: by luke storms.

by the way, while you're here i should tell those of you who come from well-educated, highly-trained writing backgrounds that the golden fish perspective on what a sentence looks like is probably very different from yours. here's a place that describes my knowing of "sentence" in one big long cluttered fulsome nutshell! and that's why yours will likely be picked to appear on the "six sentences" webpage long before mine!!!!

have fun - oh and visit the golden fish sister blog "flow"!!!


Reya Mellicker said...

I'm not a fan of most of the "memes" and themes, just because I can't fit what I'm thinking about into someone else's format. But they're fun for others.

I'll check out the six sentence site.

Have a happy Sunday.

steven said...

thanks for visiting reya. i like to write the way i write but sometimes i use ideas like this as a pointed stick to help me think outside of the frame i think in. this is the first one i've seen that felt good as in - it didn't really matter what i said or in what order or what questions i was answering. it's more about writing ideas. thanks. i'm having a happy sunday waiting for a big winter storm to blow in and leave us all shiny white and icy!!!!

Goldenrod said...

Hey there, Steven, good morning!

I just spent several minutes checking out all things "6", am now officially signed up and have been thinking a bit about what I'd like to submit. Probably won't be anything today, but hopefully in the not too far distant future.

You'll laugh out loud, I'll bet, when I tell you what reminded me of this post. When you first published it, I thought, "What a neat idea!" but then went on to other things and it temporarily slipped my conscious mind.

Well! Last night I dreamed that I had written a sentence that went on and on for about - I don't know, maybe 20 or 30 lines. Trying to emulate a certain blogger I know, I guess. Tee hee!

Took me a while to find that post, too, because you've already published your first April one. Had to keep on scrolling down until I found it. Anyhoo, that's the story. Thought you might get a kick out of it.

PS. Have you read the one for today yet?

PPS. Read your post about Austin's hail. We got smatterings of the stuff, mainly on the north side of town (not my area), but nothing like that. Pretty violent storms!