I have often said that writing is a journey, it’s not only a journey of the shaping of a story but of your own self-discovery. Discovery of what motivates you to write, what doesn't, the writing habits and environment that you require, and identifying the skills that you need to propel you along the way. It is ever evolving.
So when a few of the challenge members sat down to write a blog post and share what they learned from The Family History Writing Challenge I felt it was important to share those posts with you. Writer’s such as Stephen King, Annie Dillard share their writing lessons all the time why should the lessons learned from our own family history writers be any less important.
Every writer has to find their own path but having a little insight from others can certainly set you in the right direction.
Please check out the following blogs who kindly shared their lessons learned.
A Sense of Family by Shelley Bishop Five Lessons Learned While Writing
Freud’s Butcher by Edie Jarolim 7 Takeaways From The Family History Writing Challenge
Ancestor Quest by M.J. Thankful Thursday: Family History Challenge Round-up
Your Roots Are Showing Dearie! by Kale Liam Hobbes FHWC Day 28: BTW….
Writing Your Way to the Past by Julie Cahill Family History Writing Challenge Week 4
Kitchen Sink Genealogy by Jane Neff Rollins Family History Writing Challenge: Thankful Thursday
I’ve also learned a few things this year as I do every year. Through your emails and the recent survey I’ve heard you loud and clear. You want more and you want it on a more regular basis not just in a 28 day blitz. Please stay tuned for more family history writing tools and tips and events as the year unfolds.