Monday, December 29, 2014

A Sentence a Day: ready

I have been inspired. HA!

"A Sentence a Day" is a  simple concept.  Whether you fancy yourself a writer or you doubt your literary genius, everyone can write a sentence.  ALMOST everyone.  So, at the end of each day, or I suppose you could do it at the beginning, you write one sentence- about the day, a realisation you had, what you wore, who you spent the day with.  It doesn't really matter what it is about.  If you start with one sentence you will probably end up writing more, but, there are days when the expectation of writing a whole paragraph is too difficult.  Keep expectations small and when you exceed them you can be proud of yourself.

Apparently, a lady called Gretchen Rubin started a One Sentence Journal and has managed to continue- uninterupted for 5 years.  There is a book about it, which you can learn more about here, called The Happiness Project.  There is a website (I think it's a Word Press site) where you can start your own One Sentence a Day Journal online- click here to see that. Kikki K (an exclusive stationery store) has published a print One Sentence a Day Journal and related stationery line.  The Journal has 365 sentence starters or prompts, each with their own page ready for your 1 sentence (or more) response.

I considered buying one of these journals, but I decided it was a huge waste of money when I know that I have two blogs and a journaling app on my Windows Surface Tablet and none of those get a daily sentence.  The idea that a pretty new book with pretty new pens will change my writing habits is pretty ludicrous.  Did you see what I did there?

The new year is fast approaching.  I think I can handle one sentence a day.  Therefore, as of 1st January 2015, AGT will be the platform for my one sentence a day.  Sometimes it will be more. Often it will not.  

Now you know the plan.  If you feel inspired, I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments or tick a reaction box below.


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