Truly, though, a few words, well thought-out and written can say more than pages of filler verbiage.
Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure from Smith Magazine [920.02 NOT] is an example of "less is more." You can't get much shorter than six words and still express a thought! The premise of the six-word memoir project is the story that
Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. Papa came back swinging with "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Some say he called it his best work.Although the book was published in 2006, Smith Magazine has continued the Six-Word Memoir Project. You can read more about it here.
From the Introduction to Not Quite What I Was Planning.
Here are a few example of the memoirs you'll find in the book:
My life's a bunch of almosts.
Why can't I clot.
Fact checker by day,
liar at night.
Bold. Tide. Cheer. All
If you're having problems writing concisely in your work or private life, look for William Brohaugh's Write Tight: How to Keep Your Prose Sharp, Focused, and Concise [808 BRO].