Why I Chose “My True Sentence” for a Tagline

DSC_0191-2The tagline for my blog became “my true sentence in prose, poetry & photos” to show I’m a writer. I share my literary pieces and photo essays here on my blog.

When the assignment in WordPress’ Blogging 101 class suggested a look at blog titles and taglines, I realized not everyone is familiar with Hemingway’s quote on writing: “All you have to do is write one true sentence.”

I chose my tagline because I like to believe I, too, can become an accomplished writer and “one true sentence” sounds like a good place to begin. Hemingway said it was.

I’ve attended writers’ retreats in Piggott, Arkansas at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, many times. It’s inspiring to take my laptop computer into the barn studio where Hemingway wrote portions of “A Farewell to Arms.”  When I’m there, it’s an awesome experience to write and to dream of creating a masterpiece. But if I never do, it’s still fun to be a writer, to write, to dream, and to blog. That’s my true sentence!        — Freeda Baker Nichols