Dianne Salerni author Dianne Salerni author Dianne Salerni books Dianne Salerni blog Dianne Salerni Appearances Dianne Salerni contact Dianne Salerni teachers
Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Six Word Summary

Six Word Summary

Sometimes it pays to be brief.

So, let’s see how many of my writing/blogging friends can summarize one of their works in six words!

The rules are: The summary sentence has to have a subject and a predicate and (of course) exactly six words in it.

I’ll start you off with a few.

WE HEAR THE DEAD:
Prank traps sisters in deceitful life.
THE CAGED GRAVES:
Family secrets blight betrothed girl’s future.
And my short story NECROMANCER:
Loving a bereaved widower proves dangerous

Now it’s your turn! Can you squeeze your premise down to six succinct words?

Don’t forget to check out the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop for a chance to win awesome prizes on hundreds of blogs!

17 Responses to Six Word Summary

  1. Oooooh. I’m going to try this. But later, when the kids are in school. 🙂

  2. Jen Daiker says:

    I love this!!!! *pockets idea* When I get back from vacation I’m totally going to use this!

  3. Linda G. says:

    Ack! That’s a tough one. Must give it some more thought.

  4. Fireworks Flowers: Aspiring writers find love over coffee.

    The Clockwork Heart of Doctor Quinn Godspeed: Tortured genius defies law, denies Death.

  5. E. Arroyo says:

    For some reason it’s easier to do this with other people’s work and not mine. Gotta keep working at it.

  6. I can’t right now, but I know now that I’ve read this post, I’ll be thinking about it all day.

    As if writing a one line pitch wasn’t bad enough. But I love this idea.

  7. mshatch says:

    The Way to Dendara: A girl inherits an evil kingdom.

  8. I like this game!!

    Losing Beauty: Modern take on Persephone Hades myth.

  9. Lenny Lee* says:

    hi miss dianne! wow! thats way hard. heres 6 words for one for of mine thats called shark fins:sea creatures save shark from finning.
    …hugs from lenny

  10. Melissa says:

    I’ll give it a shot!

    Knights of Avalon: Camelot Knights reborn as Jersey teens

  11. Woman time travels to fix mistake.

    Accurate, but tells you nothing 🙂

  12. Okay just sat here and stared at the screen for five minutes and mine all SUCK! :-(( But I do have a great pitch, darn-it)

  13. Emily Casey says:

    Teenager gets trapped in fairy tale.

  14. B.T. Hoskins says:

    Strangers come together to overcome adversity! That was better than: It is about some awesome people.

  15. Um… Nope. I tried but its like one of those puzzles where you have to line the colors up just right…:)

  16. Thanks for playing along everybody! And for those of you who were stumped — it’s like haikus or limericks:

    Once you make one, you can’t stop. You’ll end up creating one for everything you’ve ever written!

  17. Becca says:

    WIP: Contagious split personality infects best friend.

    Echo: Mind control battle between two people.

    other WIP: Forgotten sister kidnapped and feels attraction.

    That last one was the hardest.