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Family History Writing Challenge...Doors Open!


Here we are, year number four, and I couldn’t be more excited to announce registration for the Family History Writing Challenge 2014.  I’ve worked hard over the past year to bring a fresh look to this year’s event. I know a lot of you are returning participants who use February and the challenge as a time for some concentrated writing. Some of you may be joining us for the first time, you have the advantage of some wonderfully experienced writers in our community to help, along with a variety of article archives to inspire you.

What’s New


Well, first our new digs, The Family History Writing Challenge website is brand new, with a membership area that includes a writer’s forum and writer’s resources. I think it will serve us well for future years to come. 

Secondly, we have a new tool for the challenge, a companion guide to help get you ready to write. It will be available for download in a couple of days, I’ll keep you posted.

The Daily Dose returns with fresh new articles to provide inspiration, education and motivation throughout your 28 days. Feel free to let me know your struggles. We'll do our best to help elevate you in your  journey.

Finally, our ever so awesome list of guest authors returns. It’s always wonderful to have such a great array of writers in the house. I try to enlist the help of writers who are at varying stages of their writing journey, from those with years of experience, some in the throes of their first book and a one or two newly published writers. They all bring something wonderful to the table.  Really, it is just as much a treat for me as it is for you to have them with us. Stay tuned, for the announcement of guest authors line up in the next couple of weeks. We may have one or two new faces in the crowd.

The Family History Writing Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for writers to come together in a very supportive environment. Regardless of whether you are an experienced family history author looking for a little motivation, you’re struggling to finish those stories you started last year, or maybe you’re a first-timer dipping your toe in the writing waters, everyone is welcome. We all share the same passion, to write our stories and give our ancestors a voice in today’s world.


Feel free to pay us a visit at  The Family History Writing Challenge to get all the details and register.  The door is open, we will be there waiting for you. 


Grab the Family History Writing Challenge Badge


Whether you're a participant in this year's challenge or you're on the sidelines cheering us on please feel free to support our endeavours by displaying The Family History Writing Challenge Badge in the sidebar of your blog.

It's time to get loud and proud about writing our ancestor's stories.

Copy and paste the html code into an html widget on your blog. It's that simple. The badge links to The Family History Writing Challenge Website. 




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4 comments:

  1. Excited about the new writing challenge. Would love to copy the badge into my own blog (I use the same blogger program you do) but each time I try, I get an error message that the link includes illegal characters. Can you offer any help/solution? Many thanks.

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  2. I'm looking forward to the challenge! I would like to add the sidebar image/link to my blog, but for some reason the HTML code isn't working for me. I've used the wordpress text widget for HTML codes before, so I'm not quite sure what the problem could be. Do you have any thoughts? Thanks!

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  3. I see some of you are having trouble with the badge, let me investigate and get back to you, it is the same code for the badge on this website so I'm not sure where the problem lies.

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  4. another option is to save the image, then when inserting it into your blog, link the image to the website www.familyhistorywritingchallenge.com

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