Last time the 6WSC-theme was Spring. This word loosened up a lot in us: enough to write eleven stories about!
But two weeks have passed since and now it is time for a new challenge. The new writing prompt is… Writing! We are all writers here. And I want to know what writing does to you, what happens inside of your head. Why do you write? How do you write? What happens? Tell us a story about writing in just six words. About the process or the end product.
Writing is the representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system). It is distinguished from illustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio.
Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities. Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration in Mesopotamia outgrew human memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. In both Ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica writing may have evolved through calendrics and a political necessity for recording historical and environmental events. The oldest known use of writing in China was in divination in the royal court.
So WRITING. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.
Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.
Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…
Every two weeks on Wednesday I will post a new theme for this Six Word Story Challenge. Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.
Will you join me? Will you? Say you do 😀 And share the challenge news!
Have fun writing,
READ THE STORIES OF:
- Jonathan: Six Word Story Challenge – Writing
- Maria de Suède: Six words challenge – Writing
- Crackerberries: Writers Escape
- Figments of a DuTchess: Lost in Writing
- Smiley Face: Six Word Story Challenge: Writing
- Prof.Calculus: Bringing forth the inner-self. Peace …
- Timmerark: Found myself lost in a book.
- Little Things: Six Word Story Challenge: Writing
- Mormor: Six Word Story Challenge – Writing
- Karavanseraiet: Six word story
- Gil Gonzalez: Six Word Story Challenge – Writing
- Frank Clarc: The thoughts just come to me.
- Artifacts and fiction: Why I write
Who’s next? 😀
The next challenge will be posted on Wednesday, April 10. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar 6WMB-uitdaging: Schrijven.
40 thoughts on “Six Word Story Challenge – Writing”
Here’s my response to your challenge; http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/why-i-write/
A beautiful story about writing, Suzanne. Your words draw me back into my mind – in a writer’s mind – where words live. Thank you so much.
The thoughts just come to me.
And that is the essence of writing, Frank. May the thoughts keep coming!
Here’s mine, Marion. How I love contributing to this exercise. http://bit.ly/6w_writing
A beautiful story about writing, Gil. I love the last part especially, because that’s exactly what happens. For a short time, it is you and your thoughts. Thanks so much for participating once again, I always look forward to your contribution.
Will you say hi to Lee for me? 🙂
New contributor, with a new contribution
So nice to meet you, Ragnhild, welcome to my writing challenge.
And you have combined two favorites: motorbike riding and writing. A top story!
A bit late, but better late than never.
Have a nice day. 🙂
Such a cute photo and a great story, Mormor. When words find us, they just HAVE to come out, right? 🙂
Amazing idea ..This is my first time in this challenge 🙂 .. here’s my entry http://maroahmed.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/six-word-story-challenge-writing/
Hi Majar, a warm welcome to the challenge! 🙂
And you are so right, writing can take and talk you to another world whenever we want or need to. Thank you for your story in six words.
Thank you .. I hope you like it and my name is Mayar 🙂 . Ahmed is my father’s name 🙂
Entry by timmerark on March 28, 2013 at 11:39 am:
Found myself lost in a book.
What is more wonderful than to lose yourself in a book. I recognize and live your story often. Thank you so much for your six word story.
Entry by Prof.Calculus on March 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm:
Bringing forth the inner-self. Peace ….
Through writing we pour out our thoughts, heart and soul. Which will peace, hopefully. A wonderful story, Sid!
here is my entry: http://wp.me/pCNXO-1r1
this is the first time I participate in your challenges 🙂
Writing is like breathing to us, right? I love your story, through writing we are.
This is my own entry:
Let’s see if I’ve stuck to the rules this time. Thank you for your inspiration and organizing this challenge. 🙂 http://wp.me/p3dy1B-5m
Your words call up so much, Crackerberries, wow! My thoughts are pulled towards imagination, yet reigned in by reality. A great story and a stunning photo!
Hello Marion Driessen Please go through my 6wsc http://sharelovestory.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/a-day-life-story-by-wishes/
Hey there Marion, I just stumbled upon this and I love the idea! Here is mine. 🙂
Jonathan, a very intriguing story, I love it! Plus I would love to see the picture you chose, but the image is not visible. Could you check that out? Thanks 🙂
I can hardly read a book in English, but in Swedish, French, Italian and Spanish it’s no problem… A lot of terms that I don’t know in English, especially that American English isn’t the English I speak, too much differences when Americans talk… When I say football an American say soccer, when I say American football an American say football, which is a kind of rugby and not football, and I don’t understand rugby/American football… And my English is just basic, I just know the Brittish grammar… And “socker” is sugar in Swedish… So I don’t play with the sugar… 😉 Just an exemple…
I write books in French and Swedish…
These are a lot more than six words, Maria 😉
I’m sorry, I organize this challenge in English and Dutch, not in the other languages you mentioned. But I’m sure you can write a story in six simple English words? If you ever feel like trying, you’re welcome to participate. Looking forward to that moment.
And good luck on the book writing!
More a short poem…
And I’m so glad for that, Maria! Thank you for writing this encouraging story, in only six words.
Dank u! ☺
Hello Marion Driessen…Howz 6wsc works?
Nice to read over.
Hi Cyril, nice to meet you.
It is quite simple: write a story in six words, find or make a picture/photo to go with your story, publish it on your own blog and link back to me. Then you copy the url to your blogpost in my challenge-post, so others may find you too. And through your post, others find me and are able to join my challenge.
The same is explained in my post above.
Good luck! Surprise me! 😉
Ok fine..This is great challenge for me..I will try Maximum.Are you interested to writing articles or stories through our blog.?
No, Cyril, I have enough work with my own. But thank you kindly for the offer.