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Write Your Life in Six Words Contest
Go Short, Win Big with Claire!
Sometimes the best things do come in small packages, as Claire Lynch’s spring creative writing contest aims to prove. It’s deceptively simple: Write your life in six words! If Claire picks your six-word biography as the best, you’ll win a choice morsel of a prize: an iPod Shuffle, pre-loaded with all six of Claire’s Rounder releases.
As one of the bluegrass world’s stellar songwriters, Claire is convinced that we all have stories worth telling. Last year, she encouraged her fans to write a “bluegrass haiku”, distilling creativity into just 17 syllables. This year, Claire was inspired by an even smaller framework: SMITH Magazine’s call for people to write their lives in just six words. SMITH published almost 1,000 of the resulting six-word bios in Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (check it out here: www.smithmag.net/sixwords).
Inspired to give it a go?
Here are the rules:
- No more than two entries per person
- Submit your six-word bio to email@example.com
- Include your name, email address, city and state
- Deadline for entry: May 31, 2008.
The winner will receive a 1GB iPod Shuffle, pre-loaded with Claire’s Rounder releases: Crowd Favorites (2007); New Day (2006); Lovelight (2000); Friends for a Lifetime (1998); Silver and Gold (1997); and Moonlighter (1995). The winner will be announced in Claire’s June e-newsletter; if you don’t already get Claire’s newsletter, it’s easy to sign up (and easy to unsubscribe whenever you wish): use the signup box on this website.
The most important thing? Heed the moral of Claire Lynch Band guitarist Jim Hurst’s six-word bio: “Procrastination keeps me from completing my”. Pick up your pen and get creative today!
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