Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in just six words. The result: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Hemingway regarded it as his greatest work.
Hemingway’s six word story and self-critique have never been verified but what is irrefutable is that great stories can be told in 60,000 words or just six.
Six Word Story Every Day is a collaboration between Van Horgen, writer, and Anne Ulku, designer. It is a storytelling exploration through language and typography posted every day in 2010.
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SWSED Phase Two
Now we invite the creative community to keep SWSED alive by creating your own stories.
We would love for you to participate through your writing, design – or both. Our hope is to encourage new friendships and collaborations along with an opportunity to hone and showcase your immense talents.
Feel free to source your own collaborator. If you need a designer or writer, just let us know.
- One story will be posted each day in 2011
- Stories need to be exactly 6 words and each word needs to be included in the design
- Include full names of designer and writer. And your link, if you'd like.
- File dimensions: RGB, flattened JPG, 900 pixels by 675 pixels
- Send stories to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
- If your story is posted, we will email you.
- Have fun! Be original!
Keep telling stories,
Anne & Van
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- Van Horgen + Anne Ulku
- January 2010
- Minneapolis, MN
- Six Word Story Every Day