One True Sentence: Writing Wednesday

In the spirit of last week’s Write Expecting to be Read: Mary Shelley’s Journals — the prompt for today is to riff on “write what you mean, mean what you write.” And we’re going to do that by following the advice of another author: Ernest Hemingway.

No, we’re not writing drunk and editing sober.

But we are going to “write one true sentence” — which was Hemingway’s way of getting started on a piece when he wasn’t sure what else to do. Just write one true sentence. Whatever that means to you. Just make sure you mean it. You can put it on your own blog and link back in the comments if it leads to something longer, or just put it in the comments if you’re sticking to a sentence.

One thought on “One True Sentence: Writing Wednesday

  1. ‘Blogging seems, for me, to break all the conventional rules of friendship.’

    That’s my sentence, true and I mean it. I hope that, like Hemingway, it will prompt me to write something – a post or fiction – which has been buzzing around in my head without “being sure” of what I want to write or why I want to write it.

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