Monday, April 19, 2010

One Sentence Stories

Monday, April 19, 2010
Last October I bought a unique kind of diary called One Line A Day, which asks you to capture each day in just one sentence. How is this different from our collective obsession with social networking status updates? Well, this journal is private--and that makes all the difference.

What I love is that One Line A Day is a five-year memory book, allowing you to compare your daily entries as the years go by. Each date has room for five entries... one for each consecutive year.

I have since come across several other hubs for one-liner memoirs:

Common Ties
Common Ties collects stories in response to 20 featured questions on topics ranging from Intimacy to Confessions, and then publishes their favorite 50-word answers with artwork each week. Look out for their soon-to-be-released book published by Santa Monica Press.

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. 

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
Can you sum up your life in six words? That's what Smith Magazine challenged readers to write. Six words--no more, no less. One thousand of the submissions are printed in this 300+ page biography.
One Sentence
One Sentence is about telling your story, briefly. Insignificant stories, everyday stories, or turning-point-in-your-life stories, boiled down to their bare essentials.

Do you have any other sources to add to the list?

SOS ~ kg

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