About 200 people visit this website each week–not a great crowd, but one that is slowly growing. Each time I log in to the dashboard to begin writing another post, I get another set of statistics that informs me which post is most popular and what search terms people are using that brings my blog to their attention.
A few weeks ago, I began to notice something. One post I wrote about Marilyn Chandler McEntyre’s book included the phrase “beautiful sentences” in the title. That post has risen to near the top of my “most popular” entries, and the term “beautiful sentences” is one that has attracted more readers than any other in the last week.
Are you a discriminating reader who thinks about writing at the level of the sentence? Do you have a few favorite quotes–beautiful sentences? I invite you to submit them to a new contest located right here in the comments section of this post. The inbox will stay open until May 27 at 10 p.m. I will gather up the quotes and make a new post out of all of them and then ask readers to vote on their favorites. The winner will receive a memoir selected just for him or her from my overflowing memoir bookcase. Feel free to submit a sentence of your own! And enjoy the hunt for beautiful sentences in everything you read in the next week.
As you know, it was a contest that got me started writing memoir. Maybe this one will get you started too!