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Six words is all it takes!

I recently read that Ernest Hemingway managed to write a novel using just six words. Here is what he wrote: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn”

I’ll leave it up to you to decide what it means…
Is it the desperation of parents who lost their child?
The disappointment of realizing it’s the “wrong” gender?
Is it the slightly humorous naivety of new parents realizing babies don’t walk?

What I want you to remember is this: If he can write a whole novel using just 6 words, maybe you can spare some words next time you write a letter, a memo, an instruction, an e-mail…whatever.

Write less. Much less. Say more!

Six words is all it takes!



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