It starts with 28 days and 28 minutes
Feb 1st – Feb 28th
Why Should You Join the Challenge?
- Do you have a desire to turn your ancestor’s dry documents into exciting stories?
- Have you procrastinated for far too long?
- Do you want to start but not sure how to begin?
- Have you been writing sporadically never finishing a story?
- Do you need to polish those stories making them more interesting, less of a yawn?
- Do you need that nudge to finish your stories and finally publish?
- Are you overwhelmed and need some support in getting started?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you have come to the right place.
It’s time to take up the challenge, commit pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and assemble those family facts into an entertaining and educational family history story.
Whom Do I Write About?
How Much Do I Need to Write?
Learn to carve out time to write on a daily basis! Each day I will ask you to sit down and write for a certain length of time. We start with 28 minutes. At the end of our 28 days together you will be writing for 90 minutes a day. Think of how much you can accomplish in that time. Don’t worry we will help you carve out that time and help you make writing a priority in your life.
Where Do I Write?
What If My Writing Isn’t Good Enough?
When Does it Begin?
Where Do I Sign Up?
Why Do I Need the Challenge?
What Is Stopping You From Starting?
“If you’ve ever thought that you might like to write your family history into a book, but didn’t know where to begin…or if you’ve begun, but need some more assistance from a support group…then The Family History Writing Challenge is where you need to be in February! You will find expert guidance and support from our leader, Lynn Palermo (aka The Armchair Genealogist) and her guest bloggers, as well as a cheering section at the Forum. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and sign up for a great adventure in family history writing! Even if you don’t finish the whole book in 28 days (I didn’t), you’ll get a great start and meet some really swell people along the way!”
“Lynn, you did an amazing job of leading this challenge, encouraging and motivating so many people to take on the sometimes daunting task of figuring out how to take those first steps toward writing. I’ve really been impressed with the organization and diligence it took to put together those daily reminders and mini lessons. I have no doubt many have come out of February into March feeling that writing a family history is within their reach. I read several hundred pages of recently discovered diaries and incorporated parts of their content into several thousand words and got several chapters written or re-written. Thanks so much for your hard work and unfailing enthusiasm for everyone.”
“Hi Lynn, I’m very excited about this last month and the progress I have made with my writing. I have learned so many things that I had never heard of nor had any idea about, that has helped me. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, I plan to keep on writing and letting people know about your blog. I don’t want February to end. Thanks again.”
28 Days. 28 Minutes.
Are you ready to take the challenge?
The Family History Writing Challenge