“The Best Advice in Six Words” on Tour: Greenlight Books

It was standing room only on a brisk November evening at Greenlight Books in Brooklyn as fans of Six-Word Memoirs gathered to celebrate the release of The Best Advice in Six Words. Laughter dominated the night as local Advice contributors famous

Memoirist of the Month—November 2015: Rebecca H.

“SMITH is the perfect playground for this introvert who harbors an inner extrovert. … I can’t get enough of the brilliance and beauty of this international community of memoirists.” Name: Rebecca H. Place: Southeastern Wisconsin SMITH Member Since: November 2011 One of the first

Memoirist of the Month: October 2015—Neil Slevin

“I visit Six Words almost daily, commenting and favoriting as I go. I like to trawl through each and every six since my last visit. I used to just focus on my own writing, but I’ve really bought in to

Memoirist of the Month: September 2015—Andrea Forgnone

“I began reading through memoirs, comments and loved what I read. There was a humanness here. I could read between the lines. The Six-Word Memoirs felt like epic novels.” Name: Andrea Forgnone Place: San Diego, California SMITH Member Since: July 2012 Andrea Forgnone has

Memoirist of the Month: August 2015—Leigh Giza

“I feel like I have come to know many of the wonderful writers who share their wonderful memoirs, even though I’ve never actually met any of them.” Name: Leigh Giza Place: Bristow, Virginia SMITH Member Since: August 2010 Leigh Giza has built

Memoirist of the Month—July 2015: Guy Austin

Now I write regularly and have actually submitted short stories to publishers — nothing published, but receiving rejection letters actually makes me smile. It means I’m trying. I would never have done so without having been involved on this site.

Memoirist of the Month—June 2015: Amber H.

“I was searching online for creative writing outlets when I discovered Six-Word Memoirs. I could never commit to blogging daily or maintaining a website, so Six Words was perfect because I could submit whenever the spirit moved me.” Name: Amber H.

Memoirist of the Month—May 2015: Kitty Maguire

“I remember thinking that I’d never get so involved with a website; that I was here for the occasional post and comment only. But the community has become a regular part of my life. The comments, the backstories, the photos,

Memoirist of the Month—April 2015: Marty B.

“I use the Six Words app. I love having the site close when I can steal a minute away from work. What keeps me on this site is real people, real words, reality in just a few words.” Name: Marty B.

Memoirist of the Month—March 2015: Susan Breeden

“This site is extremely addictive. I’ll go through periods of posting several memoirs a day, followed by an extended creative drought. Yet, even when I’m not sixing or commenting, I’m never far away.” Name: Susan Breeden Place: Houston, Texas SMITH