The Hemingway legend is that his friends bet him, or he bet his friends, about the ability to tell a complete a story in 6 words. Here is what he came up with:
For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.
A bit of a downer, right?
Here are two I came up with. I tried to summarize some or your thoughts and feelings after the first class.
1. News and AP style quizzes? Despair.
2. Writing, editing, tweeting. So much excitement!
Another example: “Fresh fish here for sale” is the sign outside your little shack on the water. Eliminate all unnecessary words.