NaNoWriMo: What am I going to write about?!?!?

DP #25: Six-word Stories

Here’s an example of a six-word story by Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Write down what you think the longer story is behind this short one.

Write for five minutes.

Six-word stories can be a fantastic way to get ideas for longer stories, even novels!

Write one now on an index card (no need for a name). We’ll be passing them around in a few minutes for everyone to read. Then, I’ll collect them and keep them handy if anybody needs one for inspiration in the coming weeks!


Still struggling with what to write your novel about? Get ideas for your novel here! This is an awesome site that automatically generates ideas for you, ranging from title to plots to dialogue. I highly recommend it if you’re ever stuck. Let’s play around with it a little now.


Keep thinking of ideas: official writing time starts in just SIX DAYS!

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