A 1,000-word Sentence

An author has just written a novel that consists of a 426,100-word sentence that stretches over 1,000 pages. (Her novel, written by Lucy Elimann, is titled ”Ducks, Newburyport.”) We’re not asking you to write a 426,100-word book, too. But, instead, how about beginning a book with a 1,000-word sentence? Yes, you can write 1,000 words, whether it’s stream of consciousness of things going on in your mind over the course of the day, or just about any idea that comes to you and which others may want to read and enjoy. Your words can be funny or serious, happy or sad, or all of these; just let the words flow from your heart.

Isn’t it hard to imagine a 1,000-page book consisting of one sentence? But the book was nominated for the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious book awards in the world.

Writing can be anything you want it to be. Don’t be afraid!

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