There is a bit of old writing lore that tells of how Ernest Hemmingway – a master of the art of the short (as well as the long) story – was asked if it was possible to write a story in just six words. He responded, they say, with the following:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Six words that pack an emotional punch, and conjure up a moving narrative in the readers mind. Truly a masterclass in writing efficiency… even if the words weren’t really Hemmingway’s.
If it’s possible to tell a story in six words, imagine what could be done in a tweet. This article from copyblogger describes some of the ways you can leverage the full benefit of those 140 characters as a storytelling medium.
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