We’re asking our Storyology speakers to write six-word autobiographies again this year. Dear speakers … if we’ve invited you, it’s because you’re a star, and we have faith that you will shine at this, too. If you’re attending Storyology, writing your story and sharing it on Twitter tagged #storyology is a great way to break the ice. Plus this year we’re going to hold a People’s Choice vote on these at the conference — with fabulous prizes (TBA, possibly booze) for the winner!
Here’s the oft-quoted original.
For sale: baby shoes, never worn. — someone other than Ernest Hemingway
Actually, last year very few people wrote stories as such. Most were more like their journalism taglines.
Write it, run it, move on! — Peter FitzSimons, freelance
Always digging. Never daunted. Never defeated. — Adele Ferguson, Fairfax Media
Beware: Inner mongrel. No stone unturned. — Caro Meldrum-Hanna, Four Corners
Pictures in panels, poetry in balloons — Matt Huynh, freelance
Discover, Verify, Acquire, Publish, Amplify, Repeat. — Aine Kerr, Storyful
Some gave us a chuckle. “So true,” we said, wiping tiny tears from our eyes.
Curiosity gets the better of introversion — Conal Hanna, Fairfax
Long time trouble-seeker: now with hairdressing — Hugh Riminton, Ten
Sometimes they posed a challenge:
Tell me something I don’t know. — Campbell Reid, News Corp
Journalists must admit: we need customers. — Jeremy Gilbert, Washington Post
We unofficially give extra points for rhymes:
Adores good stories. Thrives on live. — Gaven Morris, ABC
Villains derailed, on her pen impaled. — Kate McClymont, Fairfax
Good luck! And tweet us your story with the tag #Storyology.
— The Walkleys Team