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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 7

We are one week into our challenge, a quarter of the are you doing?  Some of you may be humming right along, while others may have stumbled once or twice.  Did you meet your word count or did you miss a couple of days..... some of you may have missed the opportunity to start this week, or don’t know where to begin. It’s not too late to join our 28-day writing challenge.

Let’s take the same approach as any diet. We start on Monday with the best of intentions. However, by Friday we may have faltered.  That doesn’t mean you can’t meet with success despite a slip or two.  Don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t meet your goals this week. We’re all human; sometimes life gets in the way of the best-laid plans, so back on the horse and re-focus. As we start week 2, here is an opportunity to re-group giving you another jump-start on writing your family history.

  • First check out creating a story plan, you cannot reach a goal without a map.
  • Secondly, choose your opening. Find a dramatic or pivotal point in your ancestor’s story that will make a great beginning to engage your readers.
  • Thirdly, don’t let punctuation, grammar and spelling slow down the creative process.

This coming week we will look at drawing the most information out of your documents and some tips on bringing your ancestor’s character to life on the page.  There is still time to join us and pledge to write your family history.

Below is a list of family historians who have publicly stated their intentions, and made the pledge to take The Family History Writing Challenge.  They are all writing there family history in their own unique and creative way. Please stop by their blogs and offer them your support as they work through writing their family history stories. 

The Family History Writing Challenge

West in New England
Party of 5
Mascot Manor Genealogy
Finding Eliza
I've Made Up My Mind
For All My Relations
Anglers Rest
Pursuits of a Desperate Genie
A Sense of Family
Those Who Went Before
Family Matters
Family Archaeologist