Day 28 – Thoughts on Life as a Family History Writer

Day 28 – Thoughts on Life as a Family History Writer

Feb. 28, 2017 by

  I believe that how we approach our family history writing has a critical link to the quantity and quality of writing that we produce.  I believe that family history writing can and should be a permanent part of our

Day 27 – The Most Important Thing About a First Draft

Day 27 – The Most Important Thing About a First Draft

Feb. 27, 2017 by

The most important piece of advice I can give you about writing your first draft is to finish it. I don’t tell you this because I want you to see the end and hit your deadlines. Yes, I want that

Day 25 – How to Read Like a Writer

Day 25 – How to Read Like a Writer

Feb. 25, 2017 by

  There are few things that I always share with Challenge members each year because they are critical to your development as a writer and bear repeating. One is to find a writing group so that you can continue your

Day 24 – When You Don’t Want to Do the Work

Day 24 – When You Don’t Want to Do the Work

Feb. 24, 2017 by

Some mornings I get up, and I just don’t want to do the work. It is a grind. But I also know that I will end up feeling better about myself if I make an effort. That effort sometimes starts

Day 7 – Bad Habits that Slow Down Your Writing

Day 7 – Bad Habits that Slow Down Your Writing

Feb. 7, 2017 by

Sometimes we can get into some less than productive habits that can keep us from being efficient family history writers.  Often these habits become excuses for not making any progress.    Waiting for Inspiration Many of us take our cues

Day 3 – Finding Your Peak Writing Time

Day 3 – Finding Your Peak Writing Time

Feb. 3, 2017 by

As you begin your first week of the Challenge, you may be struggling with how to fit writing into your day. But it’s not enough to fit it into your day you also have to find the ‘perfect time’ in

How to Finish

Feb. 29, 2016 by

How to Finish Now that February is over it would be so easy to go back to our regular lives, pre-writing. However, if you want to finish what you started then perhaps you may want to rethink what is next.

Fist Pumps and High Fives

Feb. 28, 2015 by

Bravo! Standing ovation to you. If you’re reading today’s post, then I applaud you for finishing The Family History Writing Challenge. It is no small feat to dedicate a month to writing every day. While you’ve been learning about writing

The Writer’s Notebook

Feb. 24, 2015 by

The writer’s notebook, it’s not a diary or a journal but a valuable tool to help you develop your writing skills.  It’s a place to be a writer. A writer’s notebook can help you develop your writing skills through a