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Andrew Sacks Josée Lafleur Linda Lemieux                                                                                  ...
This remarkable, record-breaking LinkedIn group discussion is a credit, first and foremost to the SMITH Magazine’s Six-Wor...
Poetry and puns; games, not guns.
   Andrew Sacks



   Look, listen, laugh, love, and live.
   Linda Lemieux




   Found...
Words and music, family and friends.
          Suzanne Pisano



          Mathematician’s daughter: Has trouble counting....
Another glass of wine, good barperson.
   Jeremy Probert



   I wanted to be a cowboy.
   Pattie Whitehouse




   To res...
Been there, done that, what’s next?
          Betsy Riley



          I thought I knew it all.
          Tim Kilian




 ...
Writer, artist, and geek.
   Heidi Mason



   And I shall never wholly die.
   Richa Mehta




   I write, that’s what I ...
He never grew out of it.
          Paul Gallagher



          And I shall never wholly die.
          Richa Mehta




   ...
In silent spirit is creative vast.
   James Sale



   Sentence complete, remaining period.
   Vineet Upendra




   It’s ...
Naivete plus perseverance equals bonne chance!
          Kristin Espinasse



          Believe it when you feel it.
     ...
Did differentiate between complexity and chaos.
   Grover Gaines



   I wish I had seven words.
   Greg Miller




   Liv...
I’m not finished. More to come.
          Roberta Rosenberg



          Teacher turned writer. Righting ... now ... writi...
Still not rich, but died trying.
   Ashley Morrison



   Slightly but not entirely jinxed.
   Zaira Rahman




   Five ou...
Born to early, or to late.
          Matthew Busby



          Working kind; playing often; loving life.
          Vickie...
Be brave, turn on the light.
   Tracey Gilbert



   Read lots. Wrote lots. Died happy.
   Regina Higgins




   Finding m...
Dancing on horseback, a great ride.
          Deborah Taylor-French



          Got Old Spice, Road Horse Backwards!
    ...
Ignore the fear. Take the step.
   Donna Bradley Burcher



   Wandering spirit - Big adventures - No regrets.
   Mary Eri...
Write your memoirs, not your epitaph.
          Jimmy B. Wade



          Seeks truth, lives life, finds peace.
         ...
It beats sitting in an office.
   David Augustyn



   Not if you’re not getting paid.
   Davis Smith




   Not always ab...
I thought I was very pragmatic...
          Grant Steen



          Messed up bad, got over it.
          Ron Gaydos




...
When will all this fun end?
   David Drysdale



   I played HORSE with Michael Jordan.
   Stephen Sullivan




   Wander ...
The only easy thing was......me. ;-)
          Diane Hall



          The only way is up (God?)
          Mark Stipanovsk...
A very hard act to follow...
   Andrew Sacks



   Always engaged in others’ universal yarns.
   Russ DiBella




   Dance...
Tell stories, loves, lives, laughs often.
          Karran Gloer



          Behind the curtain, you’ll find me.
        ...
Dazed, confused.....but God’s been good.
   Dave Bicko



   Seesaw emotions...between good and evil.
   Antoine D




   ...
My best girlfriend is my x-husband.
          Lee Hume



          Thank You for Firing Me!
          Candice Reed




  ...
Plurals don’t use apostrophes unless possessive.
   Davis Smith



   Sleep, eat, live, laugh, love, repeat.
   Sheila Lee...
I Used To Be In Radio available now.
          Larry Matthews



          I always did like her cooking.
          Merle ...
Now they tell me it worked.
   Steve Glines



   I think I’ll sleep on it.
   Ross Brown




   I talk and write to live....
I write therefore I am.
          Patricia Emmert



          The remaining problems are all yours!
          Keith Nolen...
She lived it. I’m writing it.
   Debora Wright



   Will my memoir ever be published?
   Ray Syed




   Child’s eyes; wi...
Messing around with the anguish languish.
          Marc Mercer



          Be Reasonable Do it my way.
          Hank Sh...
That’s an impressive oeuvre.
   Nazar Kudrevsky



   Understanding changes lives. Yours. Mine. Everyone’s.
   Dawn Stewar...
There is so much to achieve...
          Shradha Kaul



          Now I will really raise hell.
          Melissa Brown

...
Commit, connect and the cosmos follows.
   Julia Bell



   Imagination dweller, word lover, truth seeker.
   Helena Harpe...
Anthropomorphous celebration of life’s simple pleasures.
          Carolyn Smagalski



          Sesquipedalian predilect...
I came, I saw, I left.
   David P Elliot



   Dared, learned, stalled, stagnated, awoke, embraced.
   Bonna Savarise




...
Dag, that went by really fast!
          Dave Bicko



          Contributions aplenty, wit and wisdom rife.
          And...
Upon failing English, became a writer.
   Mike Ontko



   Out last night and in Today!
   Ron Mahedy




   Um... um.. um...
I edit, therefore I am friendless. :-)=)
          Thomas Pender



          Would have. Could have. Should have.
       ...
It’s the end. Did I win?
   Patricia Walker



   Share vulnerability-create change 21st Century.
   Sue Shields




   Wh...
But for the grace of God...
          Trina L. Grant



          Impressive responses in half a dozen.
          Andrew S...
Just me knocking on opportunity’s door.
   Lauri Burkons



   Live your own life, not mine.
   Paula Tinney




   Well d...
Look out for the.... never mind.
          R. Clayton McKee



          Disgruntled yogini chanting: “Kiss my asanas!”
  ...
Learning to seek, seeking to learn.
   Annies Ephraim



   Courage from Struggle, Meaning from Family.
   Stacey O’Neale
...
Don’t be stingy with the jalapenos.
          Rita Soronen



          My ideas can cloud my common sense.
          Penn...
Gimme a copy of that script...
   June Newton



   She played her hand with style.
   Joan Cartwright




   She played h...
Way busier than I ever expected.
          Lynn Hogarth



          Keep Your Assets. Take My Advice.
          Rick John...
Traveling on the road to success.
   Joan Cartwright



   See you on the other side!
   Lulian Sirbu




   Wisdom in age...
Going to change the world. Humbly.
          Ashni Mohnot



          Fulfilled upon countering “could, should, would”.
 ...
Always time for one more chance.
   Liesl Dineen



   Let the life inspire and motivate.
   Nitima, Sood




   To experi...
They spelled his name wrong, again.
          Morgan “Bud” LoCaste



          My last hotel pen is out!
          Mary C...
We live by deeds not words.
   Joan Cartwright



   Like a bird on a wire.
   Elizabeth Banks




   Motherhood best job ...
This love was worth the wait.
          Rebecca Hamilton



          Don’t waste any time on regrets.
          Sylvia My...
Got my degree. Now paying fees.
   Bobby Pellegrino



   Wrote well? Well, wrote. Rote? No.
   Andrew Sacks




   Boldne...
He died with his boots on.
          Barry D



          As predicted, went far. Australia even.
          Lorraine Grout...
An improbable man. Well, probably not.
   Wayne F. Kaskie



   I came, i saw; i concurred.
   Rupam




   I think theref...
Got the T-shirt. Promptly misplaced it.
          Lynita Tate



          ..made something out of almost nothing...
     ...
Breathing underwater. Open-eyed. Wide awake, dreaming.
   Dean Clayton Edwards



   Sun drenched wench of questionable pu...
I can’t wait to learn patience!
          Richard L. Snay



          Potato farmer, ran away; travel writer.
          R...
Recovery, redemption, love, laugh, live. BE.
   Elspeth Nairn



   Born on east coast, now bicoastal.
   J Walker Rugino
...
Too old then - Too young now.
          Amy Wilson



          I will be found out soon.
          Nicky Bullard




    ...
Look after number One. Trust nobody.
   Steve Phelps MSyI



   The glory is in the finish.
   Tammy Hudson




   My kids...
If I made you think I died happy.
          Beverley Hamilton



          Wanted an instruction manual from birth.
      ...
I could never finish anything.
   Lynn Beighley



   The never ending game marches on.
   Dan Sabaka




   Surviving mul...
Tom Kepler was a kind man.
          Tom Kepler



          Life: What YOU make of it.
          Kristi Arndt




       ...
Pen to page, I surrender all.
   Marcus Lopes



   Girl’s best friends: Common Sense, Moderation.
   Jennifer Heyns




 ...
Learn to laugh at yourself daily.
          Shalinda McKey



          Keep Your Assets. Take My Advice.
          Rick J...
Don’t trust your own myopia.
   Carolina Maine



   View widely, see clearly, look carefully.
   Andrew Sacks




   Mama...
Wish for your wish and wants.
          Amruta Phansalker



          Worship the Creator, not his creation.
          Ro...
Live one day at a time.
   Rebecca Lee Varady



   He arrived on Tuesday, never left.
   Mary Clarkson Barkley




   Be ...
So far, so good; keep moving!
          Frode Mindrebø



          It’s been all so real. Really.
          Julie Eberhar...
Nice Jewish girl marries a priest.
   Merle Huerta



   Committed to wife, no matter what.
   Robert Partington




   Be...
Words, music, words, music, ice cream.
          Sarah Battaglia



          A thorn is a thorn is...
          Dan Sabak...
Learning something new every single day.
   Caroline Jackson



   He cast pearls before swine. Doh!
   Graham Green




 ...
CHANGE.. the only constant in life.
          Mona Anter



          I tried to do things write.
          Bob Seligman

...
We make books beautiful, life also.
   lala sunils



   Ontologically speaking....Wait...Where was I?
   Will Wade




  ...
I’m easily distracted by shiny things.
          Lynn J. Colyer



          India, Hong Kong, Africa, America - loving it...
I totally forgot to be specific.
   Lynn J. Colyer



   India, Hong Kong, Africa, America - loving it!
   Lavina Melwani
...
No manipulated “truths”, no more “impressions”
          Elie Nakouzi



          Self-doubt is precursor to disaster.
  ...
Pray tell, am I there yet?
   Belinda Nicoll



   After much thought, I did it again.
   Robyn Cruze-Harrington




   Le...
Lived hard, died young, beautiful corpse.
          Frank Goad



          So many stories, so little time.
          Lin...
Born while French, died towards English.
   Josée Lafleur



   Get the hell off my tombstone.
   Sandra Klerks - van Bode...
Optimism is hope with a cause.
          Blair Carrigan



          If i don’t live, i’ll die.
          Luke Fuller




...
Wait! I have more to say!
   Nancy McCarthy



   If this were haiku more challenging.
   Cheryl Jeska




   Keep laughin...
No censors, be kind, write on.
          Paul Holland



          All that worrying for nothing, nada.
          Lynne Je...
Finding my calling, leaving my legacy.
   Scott Johnson



   This stuff is writing itself. Luckily?
   Nazar Kudrevsky


...
No regrets despite the rain.
          Patricia Kesel



          Only America cares when America yawns.
          Gary B...
Show up. Stick your neck out.
   Janet Fine



   Actively and whole-heartedly participated in life.
   Sarah Hauck




  ...
Cleverness, wittiness, tears kept her sane.
          Mary Clarkson Barkley



          Writing can be sheer torture some...
Educated in Truth. Employed in Lies.
   Brendan Loughrey



   Love isn’t silk but hard work!
   Mary Sayler




   Chi-to...
I am the eighth of ten.
          Heather Durocher



          Dream, Think, Speak, Act, Thank, Dream.
          Michah H...
Sleep, dream, and wake up smiling.
   Jeannette Angell Cezanne



   Not the years, but the mileage!.
   Dennis Dufrene


...
God must know when it stops.
          Lana Atamian



          I do my best under pressure!
          Louise DiCarlo



...
Having fun living, but I digress...
   Lynn Kindler



   When will i figure out things?
   Pooja Dawani




   The ride w...
Loved Twirling Fire Batons, Got Burned....
          Mary Clarkson Barkley



          All work, no play, dull boy.
     ...
Was born, am living, might die.
   Joe Faulkner



   My dog think’s he’s Steve McQueen.
   Andrew Brown




   Looked for...
Life is good. Death is graduation.
          Joan Cartwright



          Down so long, looks like up.
          Tony Bove...
I feel pain, therefore i write.
   Emese Simm



   Yesterdays misses are tommorows plot twists.
   Porscha Coleman




  ...
Have fun, then have some more.
           Andy Rose



           5 senses. use them all.
           Kelley Rugg




     ...
Pessimistic optimist seeks same in partner.
    Porscha Coleman



    Get ready to get lucky.
    Jay Giles




    Is fi...
Behind, nevermind; forge ahead without dread.
           Mark Lister



           Recipe for mortality stirred her writin...
Me. Her. Together. Family. Happy life.
    Ed Leszczynski



    I awake with hope, sleep heartbroken.
    Guitta Karubian...
Intensely engaged and amazed with life!
           Steve Johnson



           It really “Is what it is”.
           Mike ...
I tried, I failed, I persisted.
    George Wicker



    Can’t critique others, suffers in silence.
    Robin Moynihan



...
Memoir discontinued due to failed memory.
           Joel Habush



           It is much ado about nothing.
           Sa...
French Girl Who Liked English People...
    Josée Lafleur



    Cornucopia grace with tatterdemalion stately gloaming.
  ...
Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.
           Bob Seligman



           Scuffed knees from going for it.
           Wanda...
Try, fall, try, Sisyphean, search, wait.
    Sathyanarayanan A



    The best is yet to come.
    Ken Munn




    Lived ...
Expect the unexpected, enjoy the moment.
           Petula Wright



           I’m glad I’m not Mel Gibson.
           Ma...
My golf? Shanks for the memories.
    Bob Seligman



    Always looking for a new adventure.
    Meg Schneider




    I ...
Know that happiness comes from within.
           Linda B



           Can’t believe I majored in journalism.
           ...
Wake up each day bitter. Joke.
    Forty T



    Maybe on Friday, but never on Monday.
    Ian Mathie




    When in dou...
Laughed, loved and made a difference.
           Rachel LaMar



           Husband, father, journalist, all around geek.
...
She was well and truly blessed.
    Elizabeth Jones



    God, family, rosé , “C’est la vie”.
    James Willis




    St...
L’ombre sera éclaté par ton éclat!
           Ian Mathie



           Lived well, still kicking, check back.
           C...
Little girl eating words, woman devours.
    Cynthia Armes



    Girls are complicated, women are mysterious.
    Lea Has...
Let’s compile all these wonderful comments.
           Guitta Karubian



           So much life among the dead.
        ...
Everything in moderation except loving you.
    Porscha Coleman



    Stuck forever: then suddenly, it’s over.
    Gary B...
Are you serious? You can’t be!
           Evelyne Del Billingslea



           Judy, Brad, Mandy, Tammi, Amber, Zach.
   ...
Fat Gringo writing in Cajamarca Plaza.
    Richard Evans



    L.I.F.E.: Love, Imagination, Friends & Experiences.
    Le...
I am my best creation.
           Pat Gitt



           I ate my best creation.
           Pattie Whitehouse




        ...
Hurried streets breed hunger for peace.
    Amanda Webster



    I’d like to change my answer.
    Stan Griffin




    I...
I was never one to respect rules.
           Ivan Pell



           Listen don’t hear, speak don’t fear.
           Malia...
And nothing else matters, except you.
    Patricia Chandrashekhar



    ...couldn’t live without you no mo’....
    Mary ...
Read my words. Done reading yet?
           Genevieve Hinson



           My wit compels. My words excel.
           Tash...
Kindness and compassion = love’s labor found.
    Kathleen Lockwood



    Laugh Often, Live Faithfully, Dream Endlessly.
...
Be glad, relaxed and have faith.
           Guitta Karubian



           Lost my job, regained my life.
           Patric...
Do it until you are satisfied.
    Wendy Profit



    Solo work to share our experience.
    Nichole L. Reber




    We ...
Three careers, loved difficulty, still sanguine.
           Tom Parrett



           A crazy son of a gun.
           Pet...
Survived some days. Lived most days.
    Mary Schiller



    Poetry, music, art, politics of silence.
    Heather Bell


...
Found utopia just above my eyes.
           Patricia Nixon



           Damned and doomed, where are you?
           José...
So there you have it--highlights from a discussion that lasted over six months, far longer, and with far more contribution...
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This eBook created from a LinkedIn discussion that attracted more than 1,200 comments before editing. This project was launched recently in collaboration with Josée Lafleur (technical writer and translator - http://ca.linkedin.com/in/joseela ) who took part in this discussion, now turned into an eBook. Following a desire from many participants in this discussion, many from several countries including the US, UK, Asia, Josée contacted me after she saw the eBooks I created for the LinkedQuébec group. One of the 2 French eBooks was consulted 2,500 times within less than one week. Ebooks represent a remarkable medium to, not only animate web communities, but to keep the interest of their participants.

As an entrepreneur, I continuously put forward catchy ideas quickly and partnering with excellent expertise only adds more quality and dynamics in creating and managing web communities. Creating eBooks is a collaborative endeavour that offers precisely a new way of networking; a new way for communities to come together, immortalize moments and create an incentive to pursue communication.

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  1. 1. Andrew Sacks Josée Lafleur Linda Lemieux Gary Varner Gregg Granger Paul King Suzanne Pisano Rose Auslander Daniel Elkin Faye Newsham David Drysdale Jeremy Probert Pattie Whitehouse Laurie Vazquez Tricia L. McDonald Jim Parsons Betsy Riley Tim Kilian Teresa Manzano Maureen Hildebrand Marilyn Richardson Heidi Mason Richa Mehta Mary Clarkson Barkley John Weber Suzanne Ennis Paul Gallagher Aprill Allen Lorenz Schuerch Alex Sumner James Sale Vineet Upendra Caroline Patrick Dennis Grace Erica Ferdinandi Kristin Espinasse Kim Speroni Brent Benton Anita Legsdin Grover Gaines Greg Miller Richard Clinton Tom Stohlgren Garnet Robbie Roberta Rosenberg Terri Brown Potter Jayne Laughlin Gary Clark Courtney Johnson-Woods Ashley Morrison Zaira Rahman Jimmy B. Wade Dave Swan Matthew Busby Vickie Elmer Paulet Smart Steven Sawyer Tracey Gilbert Regina Higgins Renee Giroux Randy Smith Patricia Nixon Deborah Taylor-French Jon Umstead Jennifer Patterson Geri Walsh Donna Bradley Burcher Mary Erin McElveen Steve Rickards Tim McCarthy Paula Cohen Steven Sears Nichole Bazemore Tom Quigley Barbara Brown David Augustyn Davis Smith Beth McCabe Aly Anliker Grant Steen Ron Gaydos Liz Nightingale Valerie Andrews Stephen Sullivan Allison Muirhead Russ DiBella Diane Hall Mark Stipanovsky Bruce Wedeking GV Krishnan Jacqueline Cancro Sidoti Darcy Silvers Z.J. Czupor Antoine D. Karran Gloer Jennifer Purdie Julie Wickert Dave Bicko Michael P. D’Arco Jaime Heidel Lee Hume Candice Reed Christian Lisseman Leslie Gray Jon Renaud Nancy Wellinger Frank Mundo Larry Matthews Merle Huerta George Stewart Peter Wise Liz Monaco Steve Glines Ross Brown Suprio Ghatak Sherry Janes Thomas Van Hare Patricia Emmert Keith Nolen Cynthia Stephens Therese Pope JuQuan Williams Helen Wilks Nazar Kudrevsky Cynthia R. Barton Marc Mercer Hank Shrier Dawn Stewart Bibhu Panigrahi Shradha Kaul Melissa Brown Christopher Hicks Karen Phillips Julia Bell Helena Harper Sandy Penny Eric Johnson Rafael Vega Carolyn Smagalski Morgan Jones Tim Rees David P Elliot Bonna Savarise Kurt Jacobs Kimberly King Jerry Castellano Tom Gilbert Aaron Compton Mike Ontko Ron Mahedy Ginny Towler Amanda Griffith Nancy Frederich Thomas Pender Michele Brawn Sabri R. Clayton McKee Wayne F.Kaskie Sophie Cooke Patricia Walker Sue Shields Edward Pahule John Mallaghan Stan Griffin Trina L. Grant Debra Sue Denson Tonya Peele Dale Slongwhite Lauri Burkons Paula Tinney Edia Stanford-Bruce Denny McCorkle Anahatha Lara Sackey Marybeth Bordeau Flynn Carol Boshears Kevin Beese Annies Ephraim Stacey O’Neale Martin König Patricia Patterson Rita Soronen Penny Johnson David Bacon Tim Slager C. Anthony Ancrum June Newton Joan Cartwright Kate Harper Lynn Hogarth Rick Johnson Tracy Warren Sekuleo Gathers John Smith Lulian Sirbu Ingrid Watkins Nora Boyle David Wells Ashni Mohnot Jason Z. Guest Kristen K Shanna Trenholm Liesl Dineen Nitima Sood Raquel B. Theresa Darklady Reed Joey Spencer Morgan “Bud” LoCaste Debora Wright Elizabeth Banks Sherry Levin Casey Hans Larkin Cunningham Rebecca Hamilton Sylvia Myers Janet Boccone Laura Hobbs Perry Wilson Bobby Pellegrino Sheila Lee Ray Syed Mike Bolton Stephen Sullivan Lynn Perry Andrew Nostvick Sandy Penny ... YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 1 »» More here Creation KIM AUCLAIR and JOSÉE LAFLEUR. Layout : KIM AUCLAIR. Copyright: © CreAtive COmmONs NON-COmmerCiAL/AttriBUtiON/NO-DerivAtive LiCeNse - sePtemBre 2010
  2. 2. This remarkable, record-breaking LinkedIn group discussion is a credit, first and foremost to the SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project and bestselling book series [http://sixwordmemoirs.com] and secondly to the wit and wisdom of scores of tal- ented Writing Mafia members. The eBook chronicling it, offered free to the LinkedIn community, would not have been possible without the impressive contributions of literally hundreds of Writing Mafia group members over the many months of develop- ing and continuing life we have experienced with this thought-provoking challenge: sum up your life, your overriding attitude, your raison d’être, in a mere, and exact, six words. A few things should be noted at the outset. First the concept of the six-word memoir is not new, and neither was it ever in- tended to be ground-breaking in that manner. My initial post of the discussion challenge mentions some of its history. How- ever, it was indeed new to the Writing Mafia community, and they responded in the most splendid style. Further, the names and contributions herein presented are neither in alphabetical order nor in strict chronological sequence of their discussion thread appearance. Editorial considerations came into play in these factors, as well as in the omission of some offerings that have been deemed worthy, but perhaps slightly off-topic. All that being said, we are confident that you will discover here a wealth of contributions that provide perceptivity, insight--and some pure entertainment value as well. The “We” above, of course, applies to all contributing Six-Word Memoir participants and group members at large, but perhaps most especially to Josée Lafleur, the highly skilled Writing Mafia discussion contributor who has functioned as our indispensible technical advisor and editor throughout this entire endeavor. Andrew Sacks Josée Lafleur
  3. 3. Poetry and puns; games, not guns. Andrew Sacks Look, listen, laugh, love, and live. Linda Lemieux Found my niche; was always there. Gary Varner Everything I always knew was wrong. Gregg Granger Words have been my whole life. Paul King YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 3
  4. 4. Words and music, family and friends. Suzanne Pisano Mathematician’s daughter: Has trouble counting. Rose Auslander Woke up every day. Today, not. Daniel Elkin Communication is key -- choose tattoos deliberatively. Faye Newsham No memoirs here. I’m still planning. David Drysdale YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 4
  5. 5. Another glass of wine, good barperson. Jeremy Probert I wanted to be a cowboy. Pattie Whitehouse To rest I go. Having lived. Laurie Vazquez Hey! What can I do next? Tricia L. McDonald The secret to good living is. Jim Parsons YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 5
  6. 6. Been there, done that, what’s next? Betsy Riley I thought I knew it all. Tim Kilian The bliss was yet to come. Teresa Manzano listen to learn; learn to listen. Maureen Hildebrand Live. Love. Laugh. Trouble? Laughter returns. Marilyn Richardson YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 6
  7. 7. Writer, artist, and geek. Heidi Mason And I shall never wholly die. Richa Mehta I write, that’s what I do. Mary Clarkson Barkley You’re delightful, I’m glad we’ve met. John Weber Laughed loud, loved, cried. Wild ride! Suzanne Ennis YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 7
  8. 8. He never grew out of it. Paul Gallagher And I shall never wholly die. Richa Mehta I lived it and I became it. Aprill Allen I lived phat; I died flat. Lorenz Schuerch I don’t have a f---ing memoir. Alex Sumner YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 8
  9. 9. In silent spirit is creative vast. James Sale Sentence complete, remaining period. Vineet Upendra It’s all about having some fun! Caroline Patrick I am more than my words. Dennis Grace Rememberer of hearts, living and dead. Erica Ferdinandi YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 9
  10. 10. Naivete plus perseverance equals bonne chance! Kristin Espinasse Believe it when you feel it. Kim Speroni A brief prelude to eternity. Brent Benton Six words are nowhere near enough. Anita Legsdin Rememberer of hearts, living and dead. Erica Ferdinandi YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 10
  11. 11. Did differentiate between complexity and chaos. Grover Gaines I wish I had seven words. Greg Miller Lived for others but not myself. Richard Clinton Treats each day like a toy. Tom Stohlgren Under tomorrow’s light, I cast shadows. Garnet Robbie YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 11
  12. 12. I’m not finished. More to come. Roberta Rosenberg Teacher turned writer. Righting ... now ... writing. Terri Brown Potter Spoke at 6mo, not done yet. Jayne Laughlin I burnt my candle - both ends. Gary Clark Let Your Life Speak. Courtney Johnson-Woods YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 12
  13. 13. Still not rich, but died trying. Ashley Morrison Slightly but not entirely jinxed. Zaira Rahman Five out of six ain’t bad... Jimmy B. Wade I am pleased with all responses. Andrew Sacks Once in a thousand times -- interesting! Dave Swan YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 13
  14. 14. Born to early, or to late. Matthew Busby Working kind; playing often; loving life. Vickie Elmer Great communicator who wasn’t Ronald Reagan. Paulet Smart My passion is making people smile. Steven Sawyer I learned something new every day. Paul King YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 14
  15. 15. Be brave, turn on the light. Tracey Gilbert Read lots. Wrote lots. Died happy. Regina Higgins Finding myself through my passion, everyday. Renee Giroux He was a blessing to others. Randy Smith Why not just screw up today? Patricia Nixon YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 15
  16. 16. Dancing on horseback, a great ride. Deborah Taylor-French Got Old Spice, Road Horse Backwards! Mary Clarkson Barkley Genius with a capital J! Jon Umstead Yes, the lady is a tramp. Jennifer Patterson Had to have the last word. Geri Walsh YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 16
  17. 17. Ignore the fear. Take the step. Donna Bradley Burcher Wandering spirit - Big adventures - No regrets. Mary Erin McElveen Amazing things happen when you try. Steve Rickards Why did I do that again? Tim McCarthy I was blessed. Thank you, Lord! Paula Cohen YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 17
  18. 18. Write your memoirs, not your epitaph. Jimmy B. Wade Seeks truth, lives life, finds peace. Steven Sears She was a bad a** b*****. Nichole Bazemore I can still screw up tomorrow. Tom Quigley She made a difference in a life. Barbara Brown YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 18
  19. 19. It beats sitting in an office. David Augustyn Not if you’re not getting paid. Davis Smith Not always about me? You jest! Beth McCabe Beth...were you once my wife? Davis Smith Beloved in this world, bright essence. Aly Anliker YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 19
  20. 20. I thought I was very pragmatic... Grant Steen Messed up bad, got over it. Ron Gaydos I told you I was ill. Liz Nightingale Nobody knows why she did it. Valerie Andrews Love this side of the dirt. Lauri Burkons YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 20
  21. 21. When will all this fun end? David Drysdale I played HORSE with Michael Jordan. Stephen Sullivan Wander through life with a purpose. Allison Muirhead An intriguing discussion without an end? Andrew Sacks Music and laughter, forever... and after. Russ DiBella YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 21
  22. 22. The only easy thing was......me. ;-) Diane Hall The only way is up (God?) Mark Stipanovsky What I knew. Wrong. Still useful. Bruce Wedeking 71, wish they take me seriously. GV Krishnan Had to have the last word. Jacqueline Cancro Sidoti YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 22
  23. 23. A very hard act to follow... Andrew Sacks Always engaged in others’ universal yarns. Russ DiBella Dances with words, feet and soul. Darcy Silvers Happy words lead to happy lives. Z.J. Czupor Let us war with words of peace... Antoine D. YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 23
  24. 24. Tell stories, loves, lives, laughs often. Karran Gloer Behind the curtain, you’ll find me. Jennifer Purdie It’s not too late to bloom. Julie Wickert Struggling through, but happy with life. Heidi Mason Religion is a rollercoaster ride, hang on... Antoine D YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 24
  25. 25. Dazed, confused.....but God’s been good. Dave Bicko Seesaw emotions...between good and evil. Antoine D Dancing to the laughter of others. Jacqueline Cancro Sidoti Rocker, playboy, other, shaken, writer, gone. Michael P. D’Arco Survived it all. Lived to tell. Jaime Heidel YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 25
  26. 26. My best girlfriend is my x-husband. Lee Hume Thank You for Firing Me! Candice Reed Sought clarity. Avoided Distractions. Usually. Christian Lisseman When all else fails, write. Leslie Gray Writing’s tough, let’s go play golf! Jon Renaud YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 26
  27. 27. Plurals don’t use apostrophes unless possessive. Davis Smith Sleep, eat, live, laugh, love, repeat. Sheila Lee Book was better than the movie. Nancy Wellinger Clean underwear! Boy, was mom right. Frank Mundo I admonished the poem, “Compose yourself.” Andrew Sacks YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 27
  28. 28. I Used To Be In Radio available now. Larry Matthews I always did like her cooking. Merle Huerta Christian, husband, father, son, brother, friend. George Stewart Love and fishing solves most problems. Peter Wise A muslim woman, happy and free. Liz Monaco YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 28
  29. 29. Now they tell me it worked. Steve Glines I think I’ll sleep on it. Ross Brown I talk and write to live. Suprio Ghatak I came. I experienced. I published! Sherry Janes Father, Rescue Pilot, Author, [CLASSIFIED], [CLASSIFIED] Thomas Van Hare YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 29
  30. 30. I write therefore I am. Patricia Emmert The remaining problems are all yours! Keith Nolen Can say I did it well. Cynthia Stephens It’s all about the small details. Therese Pope Get ideas. Sell the ideas. Repeat. JuQuan Williams YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 30
  31. 31. She lived it. I’m writing it. Debora Wright Will my memoir ever be published? Ray Syed Child’s eyes; wise eyes; dot I’s. Helen Wilks Was thinking hard, quit, watched TV. Nazar Kudrevsky Dream. Create and Share it all. Cynthia R. Barton YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 31
  32. 32. Messing around with the anguish languish. Marc Mercer Be Reasonable Do it my way. Hank Shrier Childhood. Schooling. Maturity. Old age. Childhood. Nazar Kudrevsky Oh my God!! My God! God??? Mark Stipanovsky Gnawed through the straps despite everything. Lynn Perry YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 32
  33. 33. That’s an impressive oeuvre. Nazar Kudrevsky Understanding changes lives. Yours. Mine. Everyone’s. Dawn Stewart Innocence, guilt, denial, love, betrayal, acceptance. Bibhu Panigrahi Loves writing! Hates haters! Proofreads menus! Lynn Perry Sees mistakes. Shoots off mouth. Eats! Pattie Whitehouse YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 33
  34. 34. There is so much to achieve... Shradha Kaul Now I will really raise hell. Melissa Brown Proofread directions. Don’t die of misprint. Andrew Sacks Driven to write one thousand haiku! Christopher Hicks Generous God: family, cats, words, joy. Karen Phillips YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 34
  35. 35. Commit, connect and the cosmos follows. Julia Bell Imagination dweller, word lover, truth seeker. Helena Harper I lived and wrote for love. Sandy Penny Live a life still under construction. Eric Johnson Uh, I peed my pants. Damn. Rafael Vega YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 35
  36. 36. Anthropomorphous celebration of life’s simple pleasures. Carolyn Smagalski Sesquipedalian predilections corroborate an incommodious participation! Russ DiBella Recognize, experience, accept, love - REAL life. Sandy Penny Ambitious, nice, visionary, change oriented, female. Morgan Jones The simple truth that I am. Tim Rees YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 36
  37. 37. I came, I saw, I left. David P Elliot Dared, learned, stalled, stagnated, awoke, embraced. Bonna Savarise God, I’m gifted, just not motivated. Kurt Jacobs I am God’s work in progress. Kimberly King This was too good to last. Jerry Castellano YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 37
  38. 38. Dag, that went by really fast! Dave Bicko Contributions aplenty, wit and wisdom rife. Andrew Sacks Around the bend comes another turn. Tom Gilbert Formerly casual education recently formalized. Aaron Compton Congratulations are in order then, Aaron! Lynn Perry YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 38
  39. 39. Upon failing English, became a writer. Mike Ontko Out last night and in Today! Ron Mahedy Um... um.. um.. well...I think... Ginny Towler, Esq Live the moment; live this day. Amanda Griffith What a ride. Glad I had it. Nancy Frederich YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 39
  40. 40. I edit, therefore I am friendless. :-)=) Thomas Pender Would have. Could have. Should have. Michele Brawn Sabri This was NOT in the plan. R. Clayton McKee A human abacus, count on me. Wayne F. Kaskie Where did I leave my innocence? Sophie Cooke YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 40
  41. 41. It’s the end. Did I win? Patricia Walker Share vulnerability-create change 21st Century. Sue Shields What the heck? Another darned rejection! Edward Pahule The only legacy will be memories. John Mallaghan Oh, now what have I done? Stan Griffin YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 41
  42. 42. But for the grace of God... Trina L. Grant Impressive responses in half a dozen. Andrew Sacks Deb said: delegation is an art. Debra Sue Denson Words, health, solitude, love sustained me. Tonya Peele, M.S Writer, mother, daughter, sister, ocean lover. Dale Slongwhite YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 42
  43. 43. Just me knocking on opportunity’s door. Lauri Burkons Live your own life, not mine. Paula Tinney Well done, writers. Well done, indeed. Carolyn Smagalski Heart searching for what rings true. Edia Stanford-Bruce Life’s too short to ignore it. Denny McCorkle YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 43
  44. 44. Look out for the.... never mind. R. Clayton McKee Disgruntled yogini chanting: “Kiss my asanas!” Anahatha Lara Sackey Trying new things is getting easier. Marybeth Bordeau Flynn I have a lot of questions Carol Boshears Lived. Didn’t study. But did live. Kevin Beese YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 44
  45. 45. Learning to seek, seeking to learn. Annies Ephraim Courage from Struggle, Meaning from Family. Stacey O’Neale No Gym. No Steroids. Just Genes. Martin König Horizontal is the best position. Patricia Patterson Love to love. Love to judge. Rafael Vega YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 45
  46. 46. Don’t be stingy with the jalapenos. Rita Soronen My ideas can cloud my common sense. Penny Johnson Need twelve words: The Scout Law. David Bacon Ya, I don’t know. Uh huh. Tim Slager Fine cognac, classy ladies, spoken word. C. Anthony Ancrum YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 46
  47. 47. Gimme a copy of that script... June Newton She played her hand with style. Joan Cartwright She played her hand with style. Edia Stanford-Bruce Knowledge seeker, Loved people, party’s over. Mike Bolton Too lazy to take things seriously. Kate Harper YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 47
  48. 48. Way busier than I ever expected. Lynn Hogarth Keep Your Assets. Take My Advice. Rick Johnson Deadline today. Pricing’s late. Printer’s down. Tracy Warren So many talents, so little time. Sekuleo Gathers Spiritually, eternally exhausted, alast, never resting. John Smith YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 48
  49. 49. Traveling on the road to success. Joan Cartwright See you on the other side! Lulian Sirbu Wisdom in age, not my experience. Ingrid Watkins Ha! I thought I was dead! Nora Boyle Words are like bullets, aim carefully. David Wells YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 49
  50. 50. Going to change the world. Humbly. Ashni Mohnot Fulfilled upon countering “could, should, would”. Jason Z. Guest To speak up or shut up? David Wells Finding sweet success through careless disregard. Kristen K It is this, and nothing else. Shanna Trenholm YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 50
  51. 51. Always time for one more chance. Liesl Dineen Let the life inspire and motivate. Nitima, Sood To experience change, try something new! Raquel B. Impossible deadline. Time for another miracle. Theresa Darklady Reed I am not what you presume. Joey Spencer YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 51
  52. 52. They spelled his name wrong, again. Morgan “Bud” LoCaste My last hotel pen is out! Mary Clarkson Barkley Living my life with no regrets. Debora Wright You wanted it at the time. Penny Johnson I wish I had more words. Andrew Nostvick YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 52
  53. 53. We live by deeds not words. Joan Cartwright Like a bird on a wire. Elizabeth Banks Motherhood best job ever. Writing pays. Sherry Levin Smile every day; live the smile. Casey Hans Did lots. Could have done more. Larkin Cunningham YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 53
  54. 54. This love was worth the wait. Rebecca Hamilton Don’t waste any time on regrets. Sylvia Myers Happy. Blessed. Smiling. Luckiest girl ever. Janet Boccone Career: From hot metal to HTML. Laura Hobbs Tried it, liked it, still here. Perry Wilson YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 54
  55. 55. Got my degree. Now paying fees. Bobby Pellegrino Wrote well? Well, wrote. Rote? No. Andrew Sacks Boldness has genius, power and magic. Sibongile B. N. Lynch Do not notify by e-mail again. Rafael Vega Did my best. Expected the same. Don Lukenbill YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 55
  56. 56. He died with his boots on. Barry D As predicted, went far. Australia even. Lorraine Grout Is life full of unanswered questions? Patricia Chandrashekhar No matter where you go, there you are. Dan Sabaka So refined he detested crude oil. Andrew Sacks YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 56
  57. 57. An improbable man. Well, probably not. Wayne F. Kaskie I came, i saw; i concurred. Rupam I think therefore I am, right? Patricia Chandrashekhar To c or not to c. James Sale To be, or not to be.... Andrew Sacks YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 57
  58. 58. Got the T-shirt. Promptly misplaced it. Lynita Tate ..made something out of almost nothing... Mary Clarkson Barkley The humorous postings are the best. Patricia Chandrashekhar Work hard, play hard, die trying. Dan Sabaka Living contradiction, partly real, partly fiction. Debra Daumier YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 58
  59. 59. Breathing underwater. Open-eyed. Wide awake, dreaming. Dean Clayton Edwards Sun drenched wench of questionable purity. Natalie Becquet To be is to do too! Rupam I must hit my goal. Carlos Guzman ...try to love the questions themselves... (Rilke) Katherine Robertson-Pilling YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 59
  60. 60. I can’t wait to learn patience! Richard L. Snay Potato farmer, ran away; travel writer. Randall Shirley Patience hell, I will kill something. Nancy Frederich The mystery came from knowing her. Yvonne Nelson Probably wrote a song about it. Brent Shelton YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 60
  61. 61. Recovery, redemption, love, laugh, live. BE. Elspeth Nairn Born on east coast, now bicoastal. J Walker Rugino We broke up, despite our love :-( Michele Brawn Sabri Sunny, funny, contemplative, grateful mommy me. Chris (Ferguson) Raine I must be who I am! T. Mark Gray YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 61
  62. 62. Too old then - Too young now. Amy Wilson I will be found out soon. Nicky Bullard I’m not sure where I am. Réna C. Ayeras How Can It Get Any Better? Kevin Otte Forgiven and not forgotten by God. Terence Allen YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 62
  63. 63. Look after number One. Trust nobody. Steve Phelps MSyI The glory is in the finish. Tammy Hudson My kids taught me so much. Gary Baker I’m just what I dream. Massimo Fabbro Listening, writing: sincerest form of flattery. Mari Masalin-Cooper YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 63
  64. 64. If I made you think I died happy. Beverley Hamilton Wanted an instruction manual from birth. Susie Marucci When all else, always dream bigger! Richie Frieman Having the time of my life. Kathy Brunner At 39, I started to run. Louise Julig YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 64
  65. 65. I could never finish anything. Lynn Beighley The never ending game marches on. Dan Sabaka Surviving multiple tragedies, makes you stronger. Rick Johnson Once a logophile, always a logophile. Kit Watson Tall fellow willing to take lead. Nick Hough YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 65
  66. 66. Tom Kepler was a kind man. Tom Kepler Life: What YOU make of it. Kristi Arndt Do it well, simple is swell. Sabihur Rahman Learn, when, to, use, a, comma. Zakia Smith Two dead fathers, one new life. Lee Richmond YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 66
  67. 67. Pen to page, I surrender all. Marcus Lopes Girl’s best friends: Common Sense, Moderation. Jennifer Heyns All things in moderation. Including moderation. Kit Watson Age thirty-five: life just beginning. Julie Beddoes In God We Trust: What happened? Kevin Otte YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 67
  68. 68. Learn to laugh at yourself daily. Shalinda McKey Keep Your Assets. Take My Advice. Rick Johnson Nine years later the future awaits! Jessica Dearborn I am who I am, right? Jerry Matthews Still wondering what it’s all about. Sherry Crossley YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 68
  69. 69. Don’t trust your own myopia. Carolina Maine View widely, see clearly, look carefully. Andrew Sacks Mama told me not to come! Mary Clarkson Barkley My self portrait won’t hang straight. Janice Pisello Be careful what you wish for!!!!! Beverly Bodell YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 69
  70. 70. Wish for your wish and wants. Amruta Phansalker Worship the Creator, not his creation. Robert Partington Would have gotten away with it. K Sawyer Paul He didn’t ask; she didn’t say. Tom Watts Never give up and get going. Diane Irving YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 70
  71. 71. Live one day at a time. Rebecca Lee Varady He arrived on Tuesday, never left. Mary Clarkson Barkley Be committed; give excellence; glorify God. Wendy Thomaston Be true to yourself and kind. Michelle Sherman Testing, testing. Is this thing on? J. Christine Kissinger YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 71
  72. 72. So far, so good; keep moving! Frode Mindrebø It’s been all so real. Really. Julie Eberhart Jokes on you, I’m already dead. Nicholas Riordan Son of Satan, brother of Jesus. Nicholas Riordan Have a scratch for every itch. Jonathan Barker YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 72
  73. 73. Nice Jewish girl marries a priest. Merle Huerta Committed to wife, no matter what. Robert Partington Been everywhere, want to go back. Dominique Benoit Eyes wide open and still smiling! Jeff Hoffman Not what I planned, thank God! Lane Johnson YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 73
  74. 74. Words, music, words, music, ice cream. Sarah Battaglia A thorn is a thorn is... Dan Sabaka Hybridity, alterity and an afternoon cuppa-tea. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez I didn’t know I couldn’t, so I did. Mickey Coburn Blessed to love; loved to bless. Paris Tompkins YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 74
  75. 75. Learning something new every single day. Caroline Jackson He cast pearls before swine. Doh! Graham Green Born upside down. That explains everything. Vinton McCabe Yes, I’m a work in progress! Donna Renzulli My words are worth numerous pictures. Pamela Nelson YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 75
  76. 76. CHANGE.. the only constant in life. Mona Anter I tried to do things write. Bob Seligman French or English. I Did both. Josée Lafleur If only I had known that. Candice Rex I always tried. Sometimes I succeeded. Lyn Meany YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 76
  77. 77. We make books beautiful, life also. lala sunils Ontologically speaking....Wait...Where was I? Will Wade Always seeking, learning. Enjoyed the journey. Linda Crossman Live, love, write, rewrite, publish, repeat. Brian Merritt Three minutes of power pop goodness. Bob Rios YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 77
  78. 78. I’m easily distracted by shiny things. Lynn J. Colyer India, Hong Kong, Africa, America - loving it! Lavina Melwani This isn’t what I was expecting... Matt Prather Refused to be limited by word counts. Brian Leugs I thought I was in charge... Janet Fine YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 78
  79. 79. I totally forgot to be specific. Lynn J. Colyer India, Hong Kong, Africa, America - loving it! Lavina Melwani What was that all about, then? S Roit The fans said it was perfect. David Wells Pobody is nerfect, not even fans. Patricia Chandrashekhar YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 79
  80. 80. No manipulated “truths”, no more “impressions” Elie Nakouzi Self-doubt is precursor to disaster. Phillip K. Rhyne Anxious, flighty. NOW I find roots. Patricia Przybylinski No wait! I’m not finished, damn! Robin Shoultz Chappin Must life’s lemonade include the seeds? Randall Shirley YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 80
  81. 81. Pray tell, am I there yet? Belinda Nicoll After much thought, I did it again. Robyn Cruze-Harrington Learn from the past and change. Sara Stuart Patterson Six words can make a difference. Nazar Kudrevsky Living life without regrets. Always. Keri Nadeau YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 81
  82. 82. Lived hard, died young, beautiful corpse. Frank Goad So many stories, so little time. Linda Queiroz I heard it through the grapevine... Mary Clarkson Barkley Saw the sun, went to bed. Nazar Kudrevsky Memoir? I am not yet done. Lucy Beam Hoffman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 82
  83. 83. Born while French, died towards English. Josée Lafleur Get the hell off my tombstone. Sandra Klerks - van Bodegom But.... I don’t even like pizza. Suzanne Wendt The hope to the hopeless. Asha Anand Love is measured by careful attention. Lucy Beam Hoffman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 83
  84. 84. Optimism is hope with a cause. Blair Carrigan If i don’t live, i’ll die. Luke Fuller Get It While The Gettin’s Good! Mary Clarkson Barkley Swm/no smoking/please send cash. Kim Hoffman Love is measured by careful attention. Lucy Beam Hoffman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 84
  85. 85. Wait! I have more to say! Nancy McCarthy If this were haiku more challenging. Cheryl Jeska Keep laughing or you will cry. Lauri Burkons Maybe now I can avoid taxes. Stan Griffin I shall never go hungry again! Mary Clarkson Barkley YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 85
  86. 86. No censors, be kind, write on. Paul Holland All that worrying for nothing, nada. Lynne Jeter Self-torture. Self-torture. Self-torture. Sherry Shameer Cohen Write when your fingers feel free. R. Kevin Hunter Telling Stories, Creating Communities, Living Life. JT Long YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 86
  87. 87. Finding my calling, leaving my legacy. Scott Johnson This stuff is writing itself. Luckily? Nazar Kudrevsky Offering glimpses, shedding light, widening perspectives... Andrew Sacks Is this getting better and better? Patricia Chandrashekhar Mad mustachio purple-hued maltworms! Joseph Sale YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 87
  88. 88. No regrets despite the rain. Patricia Kesel Only America cares when America yawns. Gary Baker Seeking wisdom, finding hope, knowing love. Rob Wilcox Languages learned, human comprehension, a myth... Josée Lafleur Reminder: next life - ummm...forgot already. Wendy Kyman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 88
  89. 89. Show up. Stick your neck out. Janet Fine Actively and whole-heartedly participated in life. Sarah Hauck Left this world completely worn out. Lynne Jeter You dropped a bomb on me. Wendy Thomaston I am not always right. Damn. Zakia Smith YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 89
  90. 90. Cleverness, wittiness, tears kept her sane. Mary Clarkson Barkley Writing can be sheer torture sometimes. Patricia Chandrashekhar Lived heatedly, gave heartily, resting happy. Josée Lafleur The devil made me do it. Dan Sabaka Funny mess, clumsy brains, zigzag paths! Anitha Jebaraj. S YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 90
  91. 91. Educated in Truth. Employed in Lies. Brendan Loughrey Love isn’t silk but hard work! Mary Sayler Chi-town girl played her part well. Denise Baer So-So, Good, Great, Crap, Great, Crap. Dave Chesworth Next round is on me -- really! Patrick Curren YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 91
  92. 92. I am the eighth of ten. Heather Durocher Dream, Think, Speak, Act, Thank, Dream. Michah Himmelman I live, I laugh, I love. Sylvia Myers I came. I saw. I wondered. Nita Pavitran Good wine, friends, family; two eyes. John Tracy YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 92
  93. 93. Sleep, dream, and wake up smiling. Jeannette Angell Cezanne Not the years, but the mileage!. Dennis Dufrene I am present always in momentariness. Patric Roberts Life is harder than it looks. Sally Moe Waiting at the station. Killing time. Sana S. Khan YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 93
  94. 94. God must know when it stops. Lana Atamian I do my best under pressure! Louise DiCarlo G20 Summit like a war zone! Alexandra Tesluk Gibson Desperately seeking, learning, growing and changing! Frank Jennings II To have life by the udders. Uys Leo de Jager YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 94
  95. 95. Having fun living, but I digress... Lynn Kindler When will i figure out things? Pooja Dawani The ride was bumpy! Damn potholes! Tim Rees Run as Fast as you Can! Patric Roberts Rocky road all up hill. Tracey marie gregory YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 95
  96. 96. Loved Twirling Fire Batons, Got Burned.... Mary Clarkson Barkley All work, no play, dull boy. Candice Rex Party goin on in my head. Dan Sabaka To dance is to live joyfully. Pattie Whitehouse In Heaven. Where are my cigarettes? Stan Griffin YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 96
  97. 97. Was born, am living, might die. Joe Faulkner My dog think’s he’s Steve McQueen. Andrew Brown Looked for love and found it. Toby A. Smith Too much fun living to worry. Ian Mathie Breathe to live, breathe to love. Jill Twist YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 97
  98. 98. Life is good. Death is graduation. Joan Cartwright Down so long, looks like up. Tony Bove Trying to find meaning in being. Debra Krassner Often tripped over reality looking skyward. Porscha Coleman Too busy enjoying life to worry. Ian Mathie YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 98
  99. 99. I feel pain, therefore i write. Emese Simm Yesterdays misses are tommorows plot twists. Porscha Coleman Those were the days my friend! Brittany Jayde Blackwell By the time I understood myself... Shane Genziuk Eyes open. Ears open. Heart open. Lori Quiller YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 99
  100. 100. Have fun, then have some more. Andy Rose 5 senses. use them all. Kelley Rugg Life’s a river; not a canal. Rob Wilcox Lazy; indecisive; regretful; maudlin; pessimistic; failure. Michael Nicholson Alpha-wife goes back to baking... Nettie Hartsock YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 100
  101. 101. Pessimistic optimist seeks same in partner. Porscha Coleman Get ready to get lucky. Jay Giles Is five six? Or one short? Andrew Sacks Five is not six. darn haikus. Kelley Rugg I wrote a book. Now what? Arlene Miller YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 101
  102. 102. Behind, nevermind; forge ahead without dread. Mark Lister Recipe for mortality stirred her writing... Mary Clarkson Barkley Night in basement, end is near... Josée Lafleur Think like a CEO, Go home. P S Iyer Thank God, I don’t have children! Deana Lorenzo YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 102
  103. 103. Me. Her. Together. Family. Happy life. Ed Leszczynski I awake with hope, sleep heartbroken. Guitta Karubian Closet philosopher; people wonder about me. Langdon Moss Aim for perfection, but accept excellence. Adele Hodge Came from light, sparked and left. Michah Himmelman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 103
  104. 104. Intensely engaged and amazed with life! Steve Johnson It really “Is what it is”. Mike Aikins Work at what you love doing. Mark Ryan Living each day in God’s will. Adayingodswill No pilot she needs, destination futile. Josée Lafleur YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 104
  105. 105. I tried, I failed, I persisted. George Wicker Can’t critique others, suffers in silence. Robin Moynihan I know I can do better. Guitta Karubian He made it fun and interesting. Nick Kossovan Got passport. Will travel. Never bored. Ursula Maxwell-Lewis YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 105
  106. 106. Memoir discontinued due to failed memory. Joel Habush It is much ado about nothing. Saul Weber Everything inevitably happens for a reason. Mike Aikins The Girl Who Played With Fire... Mary Clarkson Barkley The man who smoked a cigar. Patricia Chandrashekhar YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 106
  107. 107. French Girl Who Liked English People... Josée Lafleur Cornucopia grace with tatterdemalion stately gloaming. Lionel Stanbrook Whiskey inflamed love and her perseverance. Denise Baer Food, feed, life, love and spirituality. Patty Jeffers Unemployed and frustrated; I still glow. Patricia Nixon YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 107
  108. 108. Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. Bob Seligman Scuffed knees from going for it. Wanda Phillips Lived, loved. learned. Wrote about it. Sue Bolich Why cant people appreciate my genius? Scott Cahill Too many mountains, not enough escalators. Alan Hindle YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 108
  109. 109. Try, fall, try, Sisyphean, search, wait. Sathyanarayanan A The best is yet to come. Ken Munn Lived Life Accidentally Experiencing Great Adventures. Jana Lynn Shellman Could provide, but always in progress. Robert Liles Must invent the thirty hour day. Ian Mathie YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 109
  110. 110. Expect the unexpected, enjoy the moment. Petula Wright I’m glad I’m not Mel Gibson. Mary Rudolph Life is too short; be happy. Catherine Finio Had a good line... forgot it... Greg Wytaske Way more layers than an onion... Pamela Bruchwalski YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 110
  111. 111. My golf? Shanks for the memories. Bob Seligman Always looking for a new adventure. Meg Schneider I told you I was sick. Jerry Payne Life is short, eat dessert first. Sheila Llewellyn Too much dessert really killed me. Josée Lafleur YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 111
  112. 112. Know that happiness comes from within. Linda B Can’t believe I majored in journalism. Sam Gazdziak Sam: Got in for the money. Misinformed. Meg Schneider I wish I could tell ya. John Zoccali One second can rock your world. Diane Batshaw Eisman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 112
  113. 113. Wake up each day bitter. Joke. Forty T Maybe on Friday, but never on Monday. Ian Mathie When in doubt...ask the Lord. Sheila Llewellyn Work hard, laugh harder, no regrets. Nat Elliott Do good in your sphere of influence. John Fox - aka Foxman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 113
  114. 114. Laughed, loved and made a difference. Rachel LaMar Husband, father, journalist, all around geek. Jim Osterman Never at a loss for words. Sheila Llewellyn Truth is rarely pure, never simple. (Oscar Wilde) René Villemure Are you sure you want this? Stephen Gibson YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 114
  115. 115. She was well and truly blessed. Elizabeth Jones God, family, rosé , “C’est la vie”. James Willis Stick to the plan for now. Mary Wilborg La Beauté est l’éclat de toi. René Villemure Seule ton ombre suscitera cet éclat. Josée Lafleur YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 115
  116. 116. L’ombre sera éclaté par ton éclat! Ian Mathie Lived well, still kicking, check back. Craig Bohanan My life speaks of decisions made. Femi Folami-Browne Laughed my way out of obstacles. Molly Walpola Buy hyaciths to feed thy soul. Madelyn Bonnett YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 116
  117. 117. Little girl eating words, woman devours. Cynthia Armes Girls are complicated, women are mysterious. Lea Hastings-Camps Too much information, not enough love. Guitta Karubian Simply that I lived life fully! Femi Folami-Browne Loved God, his family and friends. John Fox - aka Foxman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 117
  118. 118. Let’s compile all these wonderful comments. Guitta Karubian So much life among the dead. Josée Lafleur This endless thread will never stop. Nazar Kudrevsky Adventure, curiosity, challenge, passion, joy, peace. Mary Reed Help Help Someone Pull the Plug! Jana Lynn Shellman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 118
  119. 119. Everything in moderation except loving you. Porscha Coleman Stuck forever: then suddenly, it’s over. Gary Baker Born old, getting younger every day. Meredith Pond I had to open the door. Richard K. Brown Mother, friend,daughter,writer,grateful, laughing. Marci Waters YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 119
  120. 120. Are you serious? You can’t be! Evelyne Del Billingslea Judy, Brad, Mandy, Tammi, Amber, Zach. Ed Swartley Born, died, laughed, cried, lived, tried. Michael Ross I’ve cried hard, but laughed more. Katie Gugino Life is an Oreo, chow down! Ronnie Daniels YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 120
  121. 121. Fat Gringo writing in Cajamarca Plaza. Richard Evans L.I.F.E.: Love, Imagination, Friends & Experiences. Leila Nabih To write, or not to write. Thelma Walker I tried. And made it. Lucy Gold He lived, he wrote, he died. Tony Kibbie YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 121
  122. 122. I am my best creation. Pat Gitt I ate my best creation. Pattie Whitehouse I breathed, I experienced, I learned. Tim Rees My life: unique and precious gift. Rob Wilcox You’re the starter kit, ignition key. Luis Fernando Alejos YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 122
  123. 123. Hurried streets breed hunger for peace. Amanda Webster I’d like to change my answer. Stan Griffin I am what I am, and... Neal F Naughton That’s all I ever will be. Arlene Miller I came, I saw, I left. Les Taylor YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 123
  124. 124. I was never one to respect rules. Ivan Pell Listen don’t hear, speak don’t fear. Malia Avila The secret to lasting success is... Dave Chesworth Better watch out, life is happening! Thelma Walker Unabashed, I jumped in - no regrets. Dawn M. Bodrogi YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 124
  125. 125. And nothing else matters, except you. Patricia Chandrashekhar ...couldn’t live without you no mo’.... Mary Clarkson Barkley Laugh More. Love Hard. Live Free. Rachel Wallmuller I came. I saw. I wrote. Dianne Lawrence Age caught up with me. Bugger. Cath Walter YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 125
  126. 126. Read my words. Done reading yet? Genevieve Hinson My wit compels. My words excel. Tashana Sims-Hudspeth Words are minds’ after-thought. Jill Twist Waiting to figure out my path. Laura Law-Millett Chased money. Caught it. Got lost. Denis Campbell YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 126
  127. 127. Kindness and compassion = love’s labor found. Kathleen Lockwood Laugh Often, Live Faithfully, Dream Endlessly. Angela Pate It will work out, always does... Mary Clarkson Barkley Relax Now-Everything’s goinna be Okay. Jana Lynn Shellman I was and then I wasn’t. Robyn McIntyre YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 127
  128. 128. Be glad, relaxed and have faith. Guitta Karubian Lost my job, regained my life. Patricia Nixon I write; I edit; I am. Erin Brenner I believed originality possible. History disagreed. Christopher Jarvis My crazy mind never stopped working. Bob Seligman YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 128
  129. 129. Do it until you are satisfied. Wendy Profit Solo work to share our experience. Nichole L. Reber We ride alone into the unknown. Kristen K. Our remains now rest where known. Josée Lafleur Lived life anticipated, death came unexpected. Tim Rees YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 129
  130. 130. Three careers, loved difficulty, still sanguine. Tom Parrett A crazy son of a gun. Peter Jamack Love life, live life, leave life. Geraldine Nesbitt Smelled the money not the roses. Tom Parrett Died searching for 6th word. Craig Bohanan YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 130
  131. 131. Survived some days. Lived most days. Mary Schiller Poetry, music, art, politics of silence. Heather Bell Honey, can you get the door? Christopher Hart Lived the life she always imagined. Rebecca Rhielle Found a way out of hell. Susannah Raulino YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 131
  132. 132. Found utopia just above my eyes. Patricia Nixon Damned and doomed, where are you? Josée Lafleur Have always esteemed - road less traveled. Dan Sabaka YOUR SIX WORD MEMOIR - WRITING MAFIA ON LINKEDIN - PAGE 132
  133. 133. So there you have it--highlights from a discussion that lasted over six months, far longer, and with far more contributions (about 1,200), than any other in the history of the Writing Mafia group. It forms a cornucopia of wit and wisdom, philosophy and philo- logy, and often just plain fun, but always evidencing a love of language, in all its possibilities. In retrospect, perhaps it is not so surprising, the extensive array of impressive and though-provoking rejoinders: the group is composed primarily of professional writers, publishers, editors, and many others directly involved in, or extremely close to, the fields of fiction, nonfiction, blogging, reviewing, and the like. And perhaps also it may serve as a clarion call to future discussions. Can there be another such, a discussion task that fires the thought and imagination so that not dozens, but hundreds of responses result, and the life of the colloquy astounds with its vivacity and staying power? As they say, time will tell. Andrew Sacks October, 2010 This eBook is free to the Writing Mafia community. To make a contribution of your choice, which will go entirely to Kim Auclair, eBook creator, as she offered her services at no cost, please click the contribution link below. Kim Auclair, eBook creator www.kimauclair.ca I Twitter: @kimauclair MAKE A CONTRIBUTION
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